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Students can make a difference with advocacy
Students can make a difference with advocacyAs I reach the end of my second year out of optometry school, I find myself reflecting on how the past two years have been such a rewarding experience.
Optimize patients’ CL experience by avoiding 3 bad habits
Optimize patients’ CL experience by avoiding 3 bad habitsJust as ODs develop good habits, there are bad habits that we should avoid. Avoid the following three habits to optimize your patients’ lens wearing experience.
ODs’ top 4 gripes about vision care plans
ODs’ top 4 gripes about vision care plansVision care plans (VCP) can be difficult to figure out because each provider tends to have its own set of rules. In an attempt to bring clarity to the VCP landscape, I have put together a five-part series of blogs.
How to care for stroke patients
How to care for stroke patientsOptometrists are able to address the visual needs of stroke survivors, an underserved population.
How Trumpcare affects optometry
How Trumpcare affects optometryThe American Health Care Act (AHCA)—or Trumpcare—will provide fewer people with healthcare coverage than the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare, cost more, and significantly reduce Medicaid funding, says the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and other experts.
Why opticals must exceed, not meet, expectations
Why opticals must exceed, not meet, expectations
6 steps to survive a ransomware attack
6 steps to survive a ransomware attackHere are the six tips I learned to help survive a ransomware attack.
What patients are tweeting about their ODs
What patients are tweeting about their ODs
Proper diagnosis of OSD, dry eye hinges on right protocol in place
Proper diagnosis of OSD, dry eye hinges on right protocol in placeScott Schachter, OD, discusses dry eye disease, ocular surface disease, and developing protocols to diagnose both in his latest video blog.
Risks associated with omega-3 supplementation
Risks associated with omega-3 supplementationDuring my preoperative visit, my surgeon handed me a list of no less then 165 medications and supplements that I should stop taking 14 days prior to my surgery. Fish and krill oil were on the list, as were aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)—as expected.