Giovanni Castelli
Giovanni Castelli is the content specialist for Optometry Times. He is a 2014 graduate of Cleveland State University with a degree in Communications and a focus on public relations. He has a Morkie named Chewie and is a lover of pizza, Star Wars, and all things sports.
Smart glasses technology may help treat patients with autism, ADHD
Smart glasses technology may help treat patients with autism, ADHD
A new study shows that smart glasses reduce symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in individuals with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). Two ODs weigh in on the study and why it shows promise for future treatment options.
Optometry humor can help OD winter blues
Optometry humor can help OD winter blues
As the winter season has reached its midway point, we at Optometry Times felt like a little humor could help us plow through the cold, dreary winter days.
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.
Top 10 healthiest cities in the U.S.
Top 10 healthiest cities in the U.S.
See if your city made the list and why ODs who live in these healthiest cities think they made the cut.
Summer through optometry’s eyes on Instagram
Summer through optometry’s eyes on Instagram
Check out the best of the best—we compiled a collection of Instagram posts from the world of optometry.
Top 5 ways to help your patients safely view the solar eclipse
Top 5 ways to help your patients safely view the solar eclipse
Here are the top five ways to advise your patients on how to view the total solar eclipse from their own backyards using direct or indirect viewing.
5 tips to effective, efficient staff meetings
5 tips to effective, efficient staff meetings
Not starting meetings on time and waiting for late staff sends the message that on-time people’s time is not important, says Anthony Record, LDO, FNAO, ABO, of Tampa, FL at Vison Expo East.
ODs must embrace new technologies, says AOA panel
Disruptive technology is here to stay, and ODs must embrace it as new technologies continue to be developed and patients are eager to get their hands on them.
Top patient medications and their ocular side effects
ODs must take the time to ask patients about current medication use because adverse reactions are more likely in patients who previously had allergic reactions, says Blair Lonsberry, OD, MS, MEd, FAAO, at the American Optometric Association’s Optometry’s Meeting in Washington, DC.
Dara Torres: Don’t put an age limit on your dreams
Dara Torres, the oldest and 12-time Olympic medalist, says your dreams shouldn’t have age limits. She addressed attendees of the American Optometric Association at Optometry's Meeting 2017, detailing her Olympic comeback after seven years away from the sport and giving birth.

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