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Casella’s corner: Handling sudden eye dilation
Casella’s corner: Handling sudden eye dilationSudden eye dilation can cause a patient to panic and send him straight to your practice. In the first edition of Casella’s Corner, Optometry Times Chief Optometric Editor Ben P. Casella, OD, FAAO, discusses a particular patient case that began with a surprising beginning.
Celebrating Valentine's Day optometry style
Celebrating Valentine's Day optometry styleWe checked in with our Editorial Advisory Board to see how they will be celebrating Valentine's Day both in the office and at home.
The importance of discovering your professional purpose
The importance of discovering your professional purposeFinding your purpose or calling within your profession can lead to a more fulfilling career. Leslie E. O'Dell, OD, FAAO, shares how one OD used her "why" to create a new CE event.
History lessons from Hamilton's glasses
History lessons from Hamilton's glassesThe result of the 1804 duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr may have come down to one thing-Hamilton's glasses. Michael Brown, OD, MHS-CL, FAAO, examines the role of Hamilton's glasses and what this infamous duel teaches optometry.
Why you should add upper lid eversion to your comprehensive exam
Why you should add upper lid eversion to your comprehensive examComprehensive ocular examinations can provide an OD with an inside look into a patient's health. Mile Brujic, OD, and David Kading, OD, discuss the importance of using upper eyelid eversion during the exam to unleash significant information about a patient's ocular surface and systemic health.
Cosmetic dangers: Part 1-Popular cosmetics patients use
Cosmetic dangers: Part 1-Popular cosmetics patients useIn Part 1 of her three-part series on cosmetic dangers, Tracy Schroeder-Swartz, OD, MS, FAAO, outlines what types of cosmetic products are available and what they do.
Learning how to manage scared noncompliant patientsPatients can enter your practice with a variety of fears regarding their vision problems. Benjamin P. Casella, OD, FAAO, and chief optometric editor of Optometry Times, explains the importance of quelling patients' fears and making them comfortable during their exam.
Why meibography can be a game-changer in treating dry eye
Why meibography can be a game-changer in treating dry eyeDry eye disease (DED) has been historically underserved. Leslie E. O’Dell, OD, FAAO, summarizes what equipment is available today to help you begin evaluating your dry eye patients’ glands.
5 true pieces of advice first-years hate hearing
5 true pieces of advice first-years hate hearingAdvice can come in many forms and from many sources. Shelby May, offers a third-year student's perspective on what it is like receiving advice as a first-year.
Helping patients through the dry eye season
Helping patients through the dry eye seasonDr. Tracy Schroeder-Swartz explains the “dry eye season” and how to help patients affected by it.