optometry

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.
Know your minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) optionsMinimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) can help your patients with mild or moderate glaucoma. In order to recommend this treatment option, ODs must know what's available and which patients are good candidates. Barbara Fluder, OD, outlines the most common procedures.
Identifying and responding to child and elder abuse
Identifying and responding to child and elder abuseIn both child and elder abuse, timely intervention can save a life. All members of the eyecare community must be aware of the signs and symptoms of abuse and their responsibilities in reporting to appropriate authorities.
Benefits of color vison testing in diabetesODs may wish to incorporate color vision testing when working with patients having diabetes. A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO, CDE, talks about the importance of these tests, incorporating them into day-to-day exams, and devices available.
Deconstructing the 20-20-20 Rule for digital eye strain
Deconstructing the 20-20-20 Rule for digital eye strainMany ODs recommend the 20-20-20 rule to patients to help alleviate eye strain from digital device usage. But few know its origins. Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, digs deep to discover who coined the tag and why.
Involve patients in monitoring IOP
Involve patients in monitoring IOPMonitoring and measuring a glaucoma patient's intraocular pressure can be challenging with patients' busy schedules. Optometry Times Chief Optometric Editor Benjamin P. Casella, OD, FAAO, gives his reasons why home tonometry can help drive a treatment partnership between doctor and patient.
5 steps to maximize your optical profitThe key to optical success lies with the OD's involvement, according to Nazanin Galehdari, OD. She offers 5 steps to improve optical profitability.
Preparing the periocular region for surgery
Preparing the periocular region for surgeryPreparing a patient for ocular surgery can pose challenges with cosmetics being widely used. Marc Bloomenstein, OD, with the advice of Optometry Times Editorial Advisory Board member Whitney Hauser, OD, discusses the importance of properly preparing cosmetic users for eye surgery.
5 tips to enhance the patient contact lens experience
5 tips to enhance the patient contact lens experienceKeeping patients compliant and happy in their contact lenses can be challenging. Crystal M. Brimer, OD, FAAO, gives five practice pearls to drive contact lens success.
Knowing the science behind spectacle lensesODs don't seem to care as much about the science behind spectacle lenses as that of medications and contact lenses. But they should, says Essilor's Howard Purcell, OD, FAAO, and here's why.