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iTech is a quarterly supplement with hand-picked related articles and resources, dedicated to the interests of ophthalmic technicians.

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December 2016
In this issue of iTech:

  • Minimally invasive surgical solutions for presbyopia
  • How corneal and scleral implants offer options beyond specatcles or contact lenses

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How to instill eye drops and avoid contaminationEye drops and ointments are prescribed by doctors to treat acute or long-term ocular conditions. Drops and ointments are administered directly in the site of action and are therefore very effective in treating the diagnosed condition.
Help your patients out of their optical comfort zoneOne Sunday afternoon while at our local mall, I ran into Mary, a wonderful lady who has been a loyal patient for many years. We exchanged pleasantries, she asked about my family, and I inquired about her new grandchild.
Reviewing ocular specialty testingSpecialty testing is performed for diagnostic purposes, observation of disease processes, and treatment plans
Minimally invasive surgical solutions for presbyopia
Minimally invasive surgical solutions for presbyopiaPresbyopia, an age-related loss of accommodative amplitude of the eye resulting in near and intermediate vision deficits, begins to affect most people once they reach their early 40s.
Help! My team is falling apart
Help! My team is falling apartEver feel like you were on a sinking ship? Sometimes you want to be the one to jump off!
Due diligence can mean difference between good plan, bad planWhen developing a new plan for a medical practice, explore solutions and barriers from all possible angles (including an escape route) before implementing the endeavor.
The ethics of care for techniciansUnderstand how autonomy, justice, beneficence, and non-malfeasance come into play
Super optician to the rescue!A Post-It note leads me on a quest to make it right for the patient
Collagen corneal cross-linking for keratoconusThe recently approved procedure will help many with this progressive disease
4 steps to care for ophthalmic instrumentsProper care and handling of ophthalmic instruments is essential in decreasing the risk of healthcare-acquired infections.