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ODs start fitting toric lenses at 0.75 D of cylinderIn a poll fielded on the Optometry Times website, we asked ODs at what amount of cylinder they prescribed soft toric contact lenses.
How to use scribes to get off the computer and in front of patientsElectronic health records (EHR) have the ability to transform the current healthcare system into a place of efficiently executed, high-quality, and patient-centered medicine, but only if physicians know how to use these systems to their maximum potential.
It’s just usIt’s the time of year when state legislatures convene to do the people’s business. Which means it is also the time optometry undertakes legislation to expand scope of practice to better care for our patients. For better or worse, we are a legislated profession.
Q&A: Katherine Schuetz, OD Optometrist at Little Eyes, Carmel, INI have been really fortunate to enjoy every aspect of optometry, truly.
The case of the blurred disc marginsA 16-year-old female was scheduled for her periodic ophthalmic evaluation to update her spectacle lens prescription. At the visit, she reported a history of migraines, but the remainder of her personal and family medical history was non-contributory. She took no medications and had a history of low hyperopic refractive correction.
7 tips for safer lens wear with cosmeticsA few tips regarding wearing cosmetics and contact lens wear can help our patients wear their lenses with more comfort.
The largest cause of medical errors is congressThere has been much published in both the medical and lay press about the magnitude of errors in medicine. This is a contentious subject with wildly variable results most likely due to the difficulties associated with the many and varied complexities of clinical medicine.
How physicians can deal with policy uncertaintyWith rapid change coming from the nation’s capital, doctors are wondering what it means to their practices
Physicians should rethink their revenue streamsWeighing new services
Healthcare reform must start with physicians, not politiciansOne of President Donald Trump’s first-day priorities—a complete repeal of the Affordable Care Act—remains unfulfilled as we pass his first month in the White House.