I have an office mascotBuddy is my little shadow. We’ve become inseparable. An energetic diminutive furball, he also serves as our unofficial office mascot.
In this issue
Practicing cultural sensitivity in the officeConversation depends on two people talking to each other and, hopefully, being heard and understood. But there are a host of unspoken cues that are conveyed which have nothing to do with words—but have everything to do with interpretation and meaning. Managing presbyopia heading into the year 2020Patients don’t have to wait for 2020 to achieve 20/20 vision at near without spectacles or contact lenses. Rather, the advancements we have seen just in the past few years should be enough to help manage their expectations. Using medications in pregnant glaucoma patientsMost of the medications, both new and old, we prescribe for glaucoma are quite safe—especially if we educate our patients to occlude their puncta. Using OCT with your diabetes patientsOCT is one of the best way to assess patients for the presence of diabetic macular edema (DME) Surviving allergy season as a contact lens wearerDepending on where you live, spring is here—or at least on its way. It’s the time of year to thaw out along with the trees, grass, and flowers. With spring comes our promise to get ourselves into shape for the summer, and life gets busier with more outdoor activities for the whole family. How digital device usage is affecting youth February 15, 2017By Scott Schachter ODThe time we are spending on digital devices is on the rise, and it’s unlikely to slow down any time soon. With more and more apps, games, and social media options, we have all become more dependent on smartphones, tablets, and other electronic devices. The poor man’s red/green testOne morning, as a few faculty members were squeezing in a workout before work, the topic arose of how to use the red-green (Duochrome) test most efficiently in clinic. Shauna Thornhill, OD, Owner, Amarillo Vision Specialists February 21, 2017By Vernon TrollingerI was born in Colorado. I went to 17 schools kindergarten through twelfth grade. My dad was always searching for the perfect job, and he never really found it. Somehow we ended up in Amarillo, TX.