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Optometry

How tear osmolarity affects lens wearConsidering that many CL patients are desensitized, it is critical we not only monitor their tear film and ocular surface for change, but we demonstrate stability or instability through measurable means. This creates trust, validates our recommendations, induces compliance, and generates positive outcomes.
Following Occam’s razor in optometryI believe that the future of optometry, with all its hitches, challenges, and opportunities, is best met head-on if we all communicate effectively with one another.
Q&A: Michele Andrews, OD—Senior director, North America, Professional and Academic Affairs, Cooper VisionIf optometry could adapt a bit more readily and not be so fearful of change, we could continue to be an amazing profession, evolve with customer demand, and serve our customers in the way they want.
How OCT can help a smaller practice
How OCT can help a smaller practiceSpectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) has grown in importance to optometric patient care. One OD shares her experience of moving from quarterly use of a rented device to purchasing an OCT for her small private practice and how it has improved clinical care and patient education.
Work with patients to combat contact lens obsolescenceObsolescence happens. If you are not familiar with it, it is the act of becoming obsolete or out of date.
What ODs are grateful for in 2017
What ODs are grateful for in 2017As we begin the holiday season, we pause for a moment of gratitude.
3 tips to upgrading astigmatic contact lens patients
3 tips to upgrading astigmatic contact lens patientsHelping astigmatic patients see more clearly can an exciting part of fitting contact lenses. There is significant value to the patient and to the practice in correcting low astigmatic patients.
ODs’ role promising in detecting Alzheimer’s diseaseScience is evolving, and practices will soon find themselves in a moral quagmire. Detection and clinical staging of AD using vision and ophthalmic imaging are close at hand.
6 tips to address, survive one-star online reviewsIf you have not yet received a bad review, it is coming. It is only a matter of time. Have you Googled your practice recently? Anyone with a smartphone, social media account, or an email account can go online and rant about anything—including your practice.
Clinical findings supported by new OCTA technology
Clinical findings supported by new OCTA technologySince its FDA clearance, the significant potential of OCTA has been emphasized.