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Optometry

Learning how to manage scared noncompliant patientsPatients can enter your practice with a variety of fears regarding their vision problems. Benjamin P. Casella, OD, FAAO, and chief optometric editor of Optometry Times, explains the importance of quelling patients' fears and making them comfortable during their exam.
Why meibography can be a game-changer in treating dry eye
Why meibography can be a game-changer in treating dry eyeDry eye disease (DED) has been historically underserved. Leslie E. O’Dell, OD, FAAO, summarizes what equipment is available today to help you begin evaluating your dry eye patients’ glands.
5 true pieces of advice first-years hate hearing
5 true pieces of advice first-years hate hearingAdvice can come in many forms and from many sources. Shelby May, offers a third-year student's perspective on what it is like receiving advice as a first-year.
Why ODs need a business strategyRunning a practice day-to-day can pose challenges for ODs. Carl Spear, OD, MBA, FAAO, outlines the three basic business strategies to maximize success and why it is important to choose one that fits your practice.
5 features of successful comanagementA comanaging MD discusses what five traits should be part of any OD-MD comanaging relationship. Setting patient expectations on both ends is the underlying framework.
Bottom 10 healthiest cities in the U.S.
Bottom 10 healthiest cities in the U.S.Find out what cities are at the bottom in the healthiest list and why area ODs think these cities have earned their spots.
Helping patients through the dry eye season
Helping patients through the dry eye seasonDr. Tracy Schroeder-Swartz explains the “dry eye season” and how to help patients affected by it.
Making New Year’s resolutions, optometry style
Making New Year’s resolutions, optometry styleA new year is upon us, and that means everyone—including us—is asking about your New Year’s resolutions.
Diagnosing and managing patients with narrow angles
Diagnosing and managing patients with narrow anglesThe next patient sitting in your chair may have narrow angles. Find out how to best diagnose and manage patients with narrow angles; it can have a significant long-term impact on their visual outcome.
5 things about glaucoma care that frustrate me
5 things about glaucoma care that frustrate meTreating glaucoma can prove to be challenging at times. Michael Brown, OD, MHS-CL, FAAO, shares five aspects of glaucoma treatment that frustrate him.