David Kading, OD, FAAO, FCLSA
Dr. Kading owns a two-location, three-doctor practice in Seattle. He specializes in dry eye and contact lenses with an emphasis on keratoconus and meibomian gland dysfunction. He also owns Optometric Insights, a service providing career coaching, with Dr. Mile Brujic.
Why aren’t ODs referring to each other?
Know those optometric colleagues locally who have invested both time and money into the technologies and educated themselves on contemporary care algorithms.
New products, advancements in dry eye
David Kading, OD, FAAO, FCLSA, discusses new products, studies, and patient education available to help combat dry eye disease.
How a blue ocean strategy can keep you competitive
How a blue ocean strategy can keep you competitive
What do you think it would be like to practice in an environment free of competition? How about having a complete lock on a market?
3 ways to reassess your goals heading into Q4
As summer winds down and the holidays begin to come into focus, it’s beneficial to take time to reevaluate the goals we set forth months prior. It’s time to take a look at how we’ve progressed in accomplishing them.
How to use technology to improve patient care
Dr. David Kading shares how you can use the latest technology to improve your patient care.
What students, ODs gain from private practice internships
David Kading, OD, FAAO, discusses the advantages of private practices internships with two fourth-year optometry students—Gabe Ficket from Southern College of Optometry, and Sean Cudahy from Pacific University College of Optometry—both of whom are completing internships at Dr. Kading’s practice in Kirkland, WA.
What is the best contact lens for your patient?
We have been the fortunate recipients of innovative technologies in contact lenses that were only concepts a mere decade ago. As a profession, we transitioned most of our two-week and monthly disposable contact lens wearers who were in traditional hydrogel materials into silicone hydrogel materials.
Why you need to be a good salesperson
my fellow shared with me that after I left the room, the patient complained about me being a “salesman.” Awestruck, I came away realizing that my best intents and clinical knowledge had been taken the wrong way and that the cost of the best treatment for this patient were overshadowed by the fact that she was going to have an out-of-pocket cost.
When cost dictates treatment, the patient loses
I think that most of us would agree that new technologies generally mean better patient outcomes. But those outcomes always come with an added cost.
Tips for preventing the progression of myopia
David Kading, OD, FAAO, shares his tips for helping to prevent the progression of myopia in children.

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