ODT blog

4 technologies that improve patient interactions
4 technologies that improve patient interactionsMany technologies have hit the scene to help improve the way doctor and patients interact. One OD gives the four technologies that have helped take her doctor/patient interactions to the next level.
Big pharma helps homeless patientChief Optometric Editor Ben Casella refuses to turn patients away if they cannot pay. He reminds himself—and all ODs—that the burden of care can be shared instead of carried alone.
Like books and e-readers, old and new can live together in harmony
Like books and e-readers, old and new can live together in harmonyThe evolution of e-reading had some once proclaiming books are dead. One OD tells how old and new technologies can flourish side-by-side like books and e-reading and how one book and author has influenced his life.
Increase contact lens comfort by paying attention to the lids
Increase contact lens comfort by paying attention to the lidsPatients present with contact lens discomfort for a variety of reasons. Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO, and David Kading, OD, FAAO, FCLSA, explain why proper lid hygiene may be the key to increasing contact lens comfort.
3 tips to incorporate or expand your dry eye services
3 tips to incorporate or expand your dry eye servicesMany patients present with dry eye, and some ODs aren’t sure how to jump into the game. Scott Schachter, OD, offers his tips on expanding or incorporating dry eye services into your practice.
Stop, say hello, and shake my handChief Optometric Editor Ben Casella wants your feedback! Read his latest editorial about interacting with people like you at industry meetings.
Cosmetic dangers: Part 2—Products banned by the FDA, worsen ocular surface disease
Cosmetic dangers: Part 2—Products banned by the FDA, worsen ocular surface diseaseIn Part 2 of her three-part series on cosmetic dangers, Tracy Schroeder-Swartz, OD, MS, FAAO, focuses on the dangers found in cosmetics—particularly cosmetics banned by the FDA and those that may exacerbate ocular surface disease.
3 tips to improve doctor-driven dispensing as a student
3 tips to improve doctor-driven dispensing as a studentThird-year student Shelby May gives her three tips to improve doctor-driven dispensing skills as a student. She explains how ODs can differentiate themselves from their online competitors.
8 apps I can't live without
8 apps I can't live withoutThe availability of many apps to help us facilitate our day-to-day process can leave us wondering which to use. Melanie Denton, OD, MBA, FAAO, gives her go-to apps that help her run her practice efficiently and effectively even when she's not in the office.
3 things I learned about narcoticsBenjamin P. Casella, OD, FAAO, and chief optometric editor of Optometry Times, discusses three things on narcotic prescribing and drug diversion.