Leslie E O’Dell, OD, FAAO
Leslie E. O’Dell, OD, FAAO, is the director of Dry Eye Center of PA and Wheatlyn Eye Care in Manchester, PA. Dr. O’Dell lectures throughout the east coast and internationally on dry eye related topics. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and University of Delaware and served her residency at the Baltimore VA Hospital. Dr. O’Dell serves on the Medical Advisory Board for ForSight Vision and the Optometric Advisory Board for Paragon BioTeck.
The importance of discovering your professional purpose
The importance of discovering your professional purpose
Finding your purpose or calling within your profession can lead to a more fulfilling career. Leslie E. O'Dell, OD, FAAO, shares how one OD used her "why" to create a new CE event.
Why meibography can be a game-changer in treating dry eye
Why meibography can be a game-changer in treating dry eye
Dry 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.
Neck pain in the exam room and how to alleviate it
Neck pain in the exam room and how to alleviate it
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders may be a pain in the neck and lead to reduced time in the office, chronic pain, and headaches. If you are experiencing pain, it is important to address it to prevent further injury.
How I am embracing the medical model in optometry
How I am embracing the medical model in optometry
As we continue to grow as a profession, remember we are treating the whole patient, not just the eye alone. Incorporating lab work and imaging into your comprehensive eye care will improve patient outcomes and continue to grow your practice.
Don’t let bad beauty habits suck the fun out of Halloween
Don’t let bad beauty habits suck the fun out of Halloween
Whether your Halloween makeup plans are glamorous or ghoulish, incorrect makeup practices are frightful for eye health.
Educate patients with a seminar at your practice
Understanding the role of inflammation in dry eye
Understanding the role of inflammation in dry eye
Optometry Times Editorial Advisory Board members Leslie E. O’Dell. OD, FAAO, and Scott Hauswirth, OD, FAAO, discuss their recent lecture on inflammation and the role it plays in ocular surface diseases at the American Optometric Association’s Optometry’s Meeting in Washington, DC.
5 ways media coverage can benefit your practice
Social media is a great way to drive engagement from patients and word-of-mouth referrals. The same is true of the more conventional sources of media—local news, etc. The more you showcase your practice and skillset to your surrounding community, the more exposure your practice receives and the potential for new patients rises. This also helps to build you up as an expert in a specific area of eye care. 
Earth Day gives ODs a chance to promote green patient habits
6 challenges when changing from a group to private practice
A little over 18 months ago, I decided to follow my passion and take a leap of faith changing my career. I went from a bustling MD/OD group practice to a private group OD practice and launched the Dry Eye Center of Pennsylvania (PA).

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