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Intense pulsed light bridges eye care and aestheticsWhat is this age-defying modern technology that a young, nonmedical professional is applying to her face? It is a YAG laser combined with an intense pulse light (IPL).
Foreign-born physicians struggle with visa processing changeThe change has been problematic because it adds more uncertainty and extra wait time in a long, bureaucratic process, which then may jeopardize their jobs.
Treating blepharitis in the pediatric populationWhen your pediatric patient presents with irritated, itchy eyelids with reddened lid margins, diagnosing blepharitis may be the easy part of patient care. Implementing a treatment regimen for patients who are infants, toddlers, or school-age children, requires optometrists to use not only their knowledge but their clinical art of practice as well.
5 ways media coverage can benefit your practiceSocial 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. 
Is the DPC movement at risk of failing?While the idea of direct payments between patients and physicians seems like a blessing among the healthcare chaos, the recent closures of two leading DPC businesses have put a question mark on the movement’s future.
In treating ocular allergy, ECPs reach first for combo productsIn a poll fielded to Optometry Times and Ophthalmology Times readers, we asked both ODs and MDs what they used for first-line therapy for allergy patients.
4 factors that affect your Medicare bond costHere are the top 4 ways in which you can influence your bond costs.
Corporate medicine use doctors as pawnsThe solution for burnout is for physicians to be able to devote their full energies solely to the wellbeing of their patients by opting-out of the demands of all third-party contracts and not becoming hospital corporate employees.
Your Voice: Primary care must be the “bedrock” of healthcarePrimary care must be the “bedrock” of healthcare
A prescription to help cure high drug costs?Online outlets provide savings, but physician buy-in remains varied