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Managing the astigmatic patient with contact lenses
Managing the astigmatic patient with contact lensesWe can easily dispell the myth, “I can’t wear contact lenses because I have astigmatism.” Today’s lenses offer high quality visual options with excellent comfort and efficient empirical fitting.
3 things you need to know about TFOS DEWS II
3 things you need to know about TFOS DEWS IIIf you have skimmed a few summary articles and are thinking, “Dry eye not really changed much for me,” we’re highlighting the biggest takeaways from TFOS DEWS II that will make you rethink what you think you know about dry eye treatment in our podcast with Drs. Jennifer Craig, Lyndon Jones, and James Wolffsohn.
Neck pain in the exam room and how to alleviate it
Neck pain in the exam room and how to alleviate itWork-related musculoskeletal disorders may be a pain in the neck and lead to reduced time in the office, chronic pain, and headaches. If you are experiencing pain, it is important to address it to prevent further injury.
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.