Diagnosing and treating Sjögren's syndromeSjögren’s syndrome is underdiagnosed and seriously impacts the ocular surface and quality of life and places the patient at risk for multisystem involvement. Optometry’s role in identification, diagnosis and collaborative long-term management is an important one. Earlier attention to symptoms leading to diagnosis and collaboration with other health professionals will ensure better quality of life for our patients.
In this issue
Handling patients who want you to adjust glasses purchased online September 06, 2016By Justin Bazan ODGone are those simple days when nearly all patients purchased glasses from their eye doctors’ offices. Online eyewear vendors have exploded onto the scene, and the fallout includes the doctor/patient relationship. 5 zones of your practice that need TLC September 09, 2016By Michael Rothschild ODTrue success comes from consistently giving attention to every part of the practice, not focusing all of your attention on one area at a time. 6 contact lens wear and care habits for patients and ODs September 20, 2016By Mile Brujic OD FAAOAs a profession, we have seen the benefits of transitioning patients to contact lens modalities that are replaced frequently. Innovations in material technologies have allowed advanced designs, including greater oxygen permeability to provide a healthier, more comfortable wearing experience. The case of the disappearing drusen September 21, 2016By Leo Semes OD FAAOAt her periodic eye examination, a female patient in her early 70s was discovered to have low-risk macular degeneration in each eye. Further evaluation revealed that her visual acuity (VA) was correctable to 20/25 in each eye. Why I’m thankful for optometric conferencesI recently had the opportunity to do something I’d never done before: attend a conference that had absolutely nothing to do with optometry. Now some of you will ask, “Don’t you go to enough of those things as it is?” Complementary and alternative medicine help dry eye patientsWith the exponential increase of interest in dry eye or ocular surface disease (OSD) among physicians and the industry, we are fortunate to have access to exciting new diagnostic and imaging technology as well as new treatment options and therapeutics for some of our most frustrated patients. 4 reasons to use a compounding pharmacy September 21, 2016By Jill Autry OD RPhThere are four reasons to opt for a compounding pharmacy instead of reach for your Rx pad: strength, form, ingredients, and function. Selecting topical regimens for cataract patientsEyecare practitioners who deal with patients in the perioperative period are well aware of the need for topical therapy. In most cases, a combination of a steroid, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and an antibiotic will be used for a few days before the day of surgery and then for a period afterward. OD Q&A: Philip Aitsebaomo, OD, PhD, FAAO September 23, 2016By Vernon TrollingerRunning for office, diversity in optometry, and mentoring students Contact lens solution roundup September 25, 2016By Katy McDermottKnow what your patients see when they purchase lens care products