editorial- Optometry Times

American Academy of Optometry: Truly about fellowshipI made my annual pilgrimage to the American Academy of Optometry meeting, this year in the beautiful crescent city. New Orleans is one of my favorite venues, as my waistline can attest.
Sen. Schumer: Focus on something really importantWhile I’m sure Sen. Schumer is fully conversant on all topics relating to eyewear as evidenced by his outstanding frame selection, those of us practicing in the real world fully recognize that our patients have a wide variety of choices when selecting eyewear, from our own opticals to those of local competitors and online vendors.
Why Blink and Opternative are a disaster waiting to happenI think we’ll all agree technology is great and wonderful. We wouldn't be where we are as a profession without technological advances and the vast improvements these technologies provide in caring for our patients. Yet as with any new technology, sometimes it is difficult to discern its boundaries.
The power of andMany of our patients have become accustomed to the usual and customary. Most patients know what to expect when they arrive for their annual eye exam. It’s time we think about upping our game with the use of “and.”
The doctor becomes the patientDuring the course of caring for patients day after day, I think we become desensitized to the discomfort we inflict on our patients during the course of an eye exam. I recognize that everyone has their own fears and phobias regarding doctor's visits.
Optometry’s future is in good handsThe future of our profession is in the hands of these young optometrists. They are going to stand on—and expand upon—the hard-fought gains by the generations of ODs who came before them.
OMD resident attacks ODs in blog—ODs respond
Corporate-affiliated ODs bring new twist to exhibit hallI recently had the pleasure of attending in Chicago the second annual national meeting of Energeyes, The Association of Corporate-Affiliated Optometrists.
UPP: A good decision for our patients
UPP: A good decision for our patientsSince 2013, one by one, the four major contact lens manufacturers (Johnson & Johnson, Alcon, Bausch + Lomb, and CooperVision) have enacted pricing policies that seek to limit what contact lens discounters can charge for certain products.
Struggling law schools: Are optometry schools next?
Struggling law schools: Are optometry schools next?Much has been made of the proliferation of new optometry schools. It seems every week there is a news release announcing yet another institution of higher learning studying the possibility of opening an optometry school, most recently in Arkansas.