ODT blog

Hail and farewellThe older I become, it seems the faster time flies. Five years ago, I was asked by someone I greatly respect and admire to become chief optometric editor of this publication. Now, five years later, the time has flown by in a blur, and I am moving on.
3 tips to better fit keratocones with sclerals
3 tips to better fit keratocones with scleralsYou may have heard success stories with patients fit in scleral lenses and seen discussion in literature regarding the finer points of fitting these contact lenses. If you are not currently fitting scleral contact lenses but are interested in working with them, we recommend three things to prepare yourself and your practice to fit scleral lenses.
Glasses and contact lenses: Have they become a commodity?Sell the best thing you have going for you—you.
The changing dry eye dynamicTo understand how far we have come, you must remember where we started.
ODs: Rulers of the Land of Presbyopia
ODs: Rulers of the Land of PresbyopiaWe often perform cataract surgery with near vision correction, using monovision or presbyopia-correcting intraocular lenses (IOLs). These folks are typically happy despite having mild residual refractive error. Something magically happens between that patient getting glasses that she “just cannot wear, at all” and getting cataract surgery. Let’s follow that patient’s path.
ODs’ top 4 gripes about vision care plans: Part 4—Competing with me for retail sales and patientsOptometrists are increasingly feeling pressure on their practices as vision care plans (VCPs) move toward a model that not only cuts reimbursements but also competes with them for patients, goods, and services.
Tales from the Dark Web: illicit drugs, bitcoins, and social media
Tales from the Dark Web: illicit drugs, bitcoins, and social mediaI thought I would share what I learned about obtaining digitally accessible drugs, and what drugs are commonly obtained over the Internet.
8 tips to make the most of your event experience
8 tips to make the most of your event experienceHere’s my advice on making the absolute most out of every event.
Growing up in optometry and carving my own pathThis initial blog falls squarely into the tale-telling category of “why I love optometry,” but I feel this particular tale is a great way to introduce myself.
Dealing with unhappy patients at your practice
Dealing with unhappy patients at your practiceTami L. Hagemeyer, ABOC, FNAO, discusses dealing with unhappy patients, how to diffuse the situation, and maintaining patient loyalty.