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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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September 2017
In this issue of iTech:

  • Recognize characteristics and stages of macular hole for better pictures
  • Tips to become a better contact lens technician

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Building trust with patients builds the practice
Building trust with patients builds the practiceCreating a positive first impression is more than a significant factor during our patients’ first contact with our practices, which is almost always via a telephone call. During the initial conversation, our soon-to-be patients are faced with a fundamental decision—are they comfortable with what they perceive as our practices’ personality? Is it a good fit?
Tips to become a better contact lens technicianThese tips have helped doctors reduce chair time, see more patients, and develop a reputation as a state-of-the-art contact lens practice.
Eye banks create the cycle of givingThe Human Tissue “box” that shows up at your hospital or surgery center and its contents go through quite a journey, which we in the eye banking world call the Cycle of Giving, to reach your destination.
Top 5 neuro signs never to ignoreLet’s examine case-based examples to emphasize the top five neuro-ophthalmic disorders that should not be overlooked.
How I found my mentorsI have been fortunate in my professional life to have not one but two mentors who have given me direction and helped expand my optical career into an amazing instrument of communication. I am now able to connect with my peers, and appreciate the opportunity to speak at various optical conferences.
My refractive surgery journey as surgeon and patientMy interest in refractive surgery started in 1976 when my good friend and fellow University of Southern California (USC) ophthalmology resident Rick Villaseñor returned from his course in keratomileusis surgery with Jose Barraquer in Bogota, Columbia.
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.