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Top 10 tips to unlock telehealth’s potential in your practiceWith the advent of new technologies (particularly those enabling real-time video communication), telehealth is becoming an increasingly common means of providing healthcare services.
Overcoming our fear of change
Overcoming our fear of changePerhaps underlying surface fears is a basic fear of change. We humans are creatures of habit, and habits are hard to break. It takes nerves of steel to open a practice cold in today’s environment, yet several of my former students have done precisely that and are doing extremely well. So, it can be done, but I am quite sure they had their moments of fear.
How sleep affects the ocular surfaceAt every age we need adequate, uninterrupted sleep for optimal, wakeful functioning. Insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression.
Real-life office policies for ODs
Real-life office policies for ODsI thought I would create office policies to control my office life because the patients will follow my long list of rules just like my children listen to rules at home. Feel free to use it at your office.
New TFOS DEWS II report redefines dry eyeKelly K. Nichols, OD, MPH, PHD, FAAO, discusses the upcoming release of the TFOS DEWS II report and what ODs should expect with Optometry Times Chief Optometric Editor Ernie Bowling, OD, FAAO, at ARVO 2017 in Baltimore, MD.
Constructing the TFOS DEWS II report no easy taskAmy Gallant Sullivan, cofounder and executive director of TFOS, discusses what went into creating the DEWS II report with Optometry Times Chief Optometric Editor Ernie Bowling, OD, FAAO, at ARVO 2017 in Baltimore, MD.
How well do you understand MIPS?Although MIPS can affect a small practice’s income, polls show that most physicians still know little about it. How much do you know? Take our quiz and find out!
Is it time to open a walk-in clinic?Retail health clinics are popping up everywhere. Nowadays, they reside in pharmacies, chain drug stores such as Walgreens and CVS, in supermarkets and big-box stores, such as Walmart and Target.
Examining poster themes at ARVO 2017No one individual can digest the 5,647 posters and myriad oral presentations and panel discussions, but certain themes emerged, even to the casual observer. Poster numbers are included.
How zinc affects AMDOne of the greatest ongoing food fights in eye care concerns the role of antioxidants and zinc in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) prevention and the movement of genetic testing from the theoretical research lab to applied science.