Editor's Choice OPT

ODs: Rulers of the Land of Presbyopia
ODs: Rulers of the Land of PresbyopiaWe often perform cataract surgery with near vision correction, using monovision or presbyopia-correcting intraocular lenses (IOLs). These folks are typically happy despite having mild residual refractive error. Something magically happens between that patient getting glasses that she “just cannot wear, at all” and getting cataract surgery. Let’s follow that patient’s path.
6 things you missed at Vision Expo West 2017
6 things you missed at Vision Expo West 2017If you didn't make it to Las Vegas for this year's Vision Expo West meeting, don't worry. Optometry Times has you covered with the latest news from the meeting. Catch up on what's new!
Identifying the great imposters of retinal detachment
Identifying the great imposters of retinal detachmentOptometry Times Editorial Advisory Board member Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO, sits down to discuss the different forms of retinal detachment and common conditions that are misdiagnosed as retinal detachment at Vision Expo West in Las Vegas, NV.
Medically managing glaucoma
Medically managing glaucomaOptometry Times Editorial Advisory Board member Leo P. Semes, OD, FAAO, sits down to talk about managing glaucoma, treatment recommendations, intraocular pressure, and new medications in treating glaucoma at Vision Expo West in Las Vegas, NV.
Corneal hysteresis indicator for glaucoma progression
Corneal hysteresis indicator for glaucoma progressionJustin Schweitzer, OD, in Sioux Falls, SD, examines corneal hysteresis and discusses how it may be an indicator for glaucoma progression in patients at Vision Expo West in Las Vegas, NV.
Tales from the Dark Web: illicit drugs, bitcoins, and social media
Tales from the Dark Web: illicit drugs, bitcoins, and social mediaI thought I would share what I learned about obtaining digitally accessible drugs, and what drugs are commonly obtained over the Internet.
8 tips to make the most of your event experience
8 tips to make the most of your event experienceHere’s my advice on making the absolute most out of every event.
AOA looks to help ODs hit by Hurricane Harvey
AOA looks to help ODs hit by Hurricane HarveyAs Hurricane Harvey continues to pound southeastern Texas and eyes Louisiana, the American Optometric Association (AOA) asks optometrists to join in helping ODs and optometry students affected by the storm.
Using neurostimulation to treat dry eye
Using neurostimulation to treat dry eyeNeurostimulation could be the “next big thing” in dry eye disease (DED). A new neurostimulation device called TrueTear (Allergan) is a patient-directed, non-pharmacologic option.
Building trust with patients builds the practice
Building trust with patients builds the practiceCreating a positive first impression is more than a significant factor during our patients’ first contact with our practices, which is almost always via a telephone call. During the initial conversation, our soon-to-be patients are faced with a fundamental decision—are they comfortable with what they perceive as our practices’ personality? Is it a good fit?