ODT blog

Why aren’t ODs referring to each other?Know those optometric colleagues locally who have invested both time and money into the technologies and educated themselves on contemporary care algorithms.
Overcoming our fear of change
Overcoming our fear of changePerhaps underlying surface fears is a basic fear of change. We humans are creatures of habit, and habits are hard to break. It takes nerves of steel to open a practice cold in today’s environment, yet several of my former students have done precisely that and are doing extremely well. So, it can be done, but I am quite sure they had their moments of fear.
Real-life office policies for ODs
Real-life office policies for ODsI thought I would create office policies to control my office life because the patients will follow my long list of rules just like my children listen to rules at home. Feel free to use it at your office.
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. 
Diet review: Picking the best diet for your patients
Diet review: Picking the best diet for your patientsHaving a family with medical issues, primarily gastrointestinal issues, combined with the difficulty that comes with timely diagnosis, has taught me quite a bit about diets. We have tried many diets in an effort to calm stomach pains as well as reduce inflammation and certainly found truth in the adage, “You are what you eat.”
Using the extra eyes within your exam room
Using the extra eyes within your exam roomI don’t have periscope eyes, so I can’t peek around blind corners. Plus, my neck is stiff after years of hunching over a slit lamp. As a result, I can’t turn my head as well to get a good look around.
Optimize patients’ CL experience by avoiding 3 bad habits
Optimize patients’ CL experience by avoiding 3 bad habitsJust as ODs develop good habits, there are bad habits that we should avoid. Avoid the following three habits to optimize your patients’ lens wearing experience.
Delaying the inevitablePracticing optometry takes place in many locales, with the majority free of barriers to practice.
New products, advancements in dry eyeDavid Kading, OD, FAAO, FCLSA, discusses new products, studies, and patient education available to help combat dry eye disease.
Dry eye workshops assist ODs with protocolScott Schachter, OD, discusses how the Dry Eye WorkShop (DEWS I) and upcoming DEWS II announcement at ARVO in May can help ODs form an effective dry eye protocol at their practices.