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iTech

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iTech is a quarterly supplement with hand-picked related articles and resources, dedicated to the interests of ophthalmic technicians.

Featured

March 2017
In this issue of iTech:

  • My refractive journey as surgeon and patient
  • How to instill eye drops and avoid contamination
  • Help your patients out of their optical comfort zone

Previous Issues

iTech

Published by


iTech is a quarterly supplement with hand-picked related articles and resources, dedicated to the interests of ophthalmic technicians.

Featured

March 2017
In this issue of iTech:

  • My refractive journey as surgeon and patient
  • How to instill eye drops and avoid contamination
  • Help your patients out of their optical comfort zone

Previous Issues

iTech

The pros and cons of clear lens exchangeMore and more well-informed individuals are requesting lens extraction for refractive purposes even though their natural lenses are clear.
Addressing issues in the clinic to improve office moraleTo improve morale, managers need to have a pulse on the dynamics of the group and work on the issues that can cause daily frustration.
3 correction options for presbyopesThe treatment choices presented to presbyopic patients will depend on many factors, including lifestyle, profession, general attitude toward vision, and levels of disposable income. The first step is ascertaining which two of the three visual acuities are most important to them: near, intermediate, or distance vision. For example, you probably wouldn't recommend a multifocal intraocular lens (IOL) to a professional airline pilot because those lenses may compromise nighttime distance vision.
7 tips for leaving a patient alone in the exam roomWhen you leave a patient alone in a room, she is left to her own devices and is free to wreak havoc in your exam room if she so desires. Or look in places not meant for patients. You want your patient to be as comfortable as possible—but you want your exam room to remain intact.
Types of cataracts and their underlying conditionsA cataract is a clouding of the crystalline lens, resulting in vision loss. There are different types of cataracts, and they may be associated with underlying conditions. Understanding the differences between types of cataracts will improve clinical management of your patients.
‘Like’ it or not, it’s the talk of the clinicNowhere does it state in staff contracts that they have to like everyone, but they will work together professionally and kindly.