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ODs’ top 4 gripes about vision care plans: Part 5—Misleading information and misinformation
ODs’ top 4 gripes about vision care plans: Part 5—Misleading information and misinformationIn Part 5 of his five-part blog series on vision care plan gripes, Carl Spear, OD, MBA, FAAO, discusses how misleading and wrong information can affect patients’ perceptions of your clinical care and practice.
6 things that drive ODs crazy during the holidays
6 things that drive ODs crazy during the holidaysFind out what drives your fellow ODs crazy during the holidays.
Understanding the techniques of eye removal
Understanding the techniques of eye removalThree techniques used for eye removal: evisceration, enucleation, and exenteration. Each procedure has specific indications, and each procedure has its advantages, disadvantages, and complications.
Use social media to market LASIK to millennials
Use social media to market LASIK to millennialsRecently at our laser vision center, we widened the scope of our social media outreach to include millennials who may be interested in finding out more about available refractive eye care options.
Balancing work and home as an OD during the holidays
Balancing work and home as an OD during the holidaysTracy Schroeder Swartz, OD, FAAO describes how her life as an OD during the holidays changed over time. From after graduation to having her own family, Dr. Swartz finds that the balance has changed.
10 holiday dos and don’ts for ODs in 2017
10 holiday dos and don’ts for ODs in 2017We asked ODs to share holiday dos and don’ts in effort to keep your holidays humming. Two big themes emerged: prioritizing family time and not allowing the stress to get you down. Take a look.
How OCT can help a smaller practice
How OCT can help a smaller practiceSpectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) has grown in importance to optometric patient care. One OD shares her experience of moving from quarterly use of a rented device to purchasing an OCT for her small private practice and how it has improved clinical care and patient education.
3 tips to upgrading astigmatic contact lens patients
3 tips to upgrading astigmatic contact lens patientsHelping astigmatic patients see more clearly can an exciting part of fitting contact lenses. There is significant value to the patient and to the practice in correcting low astigmatic patients.
What ODs are grateful for in 2017
What ODs are grateful for in 2017As we begin the holiday season, we pause for a moment of gratitude.
How to treat patients with delusional parasitosis
How to treat patients with delusional parasitosisDelusional parasitosis or Ekbom’s syndrome is a patient’s mistaken belief that he is infested by parasites such as mites, lice, fleas, spiders, worms, bacteria, or other organisms. Scott Schachter, OD, discusses the challenges ODs face when working with these patients.