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Summer through optometry’s eyes on Instagram
Summer through optometry’s eyes on InstagramCheck out the best of the best—we compiled a collection of Instagram posts from the world of optometry.
Top 5 ways to help your patients safely view the solar eclipse
Top 5 ways to help your patients safely view the solar eclipseHere are the top five ways to advise your patients on how to view the total solar eclipse from their own backyards using direct or indirect viewing.
How patient care resembles parenting
How patient care resembles parentingSometimes you have to let them fail to make a point.
How to successfully perform a pediatric eye exam
How to successfully perform a pediatric eye examWhen is the last time that you performed an eye exam for an energetic two-year-old? Does the thought scare you, or do you refer these patients to the nearest pediatric specialist? With just a little patience and a quick response time, you, too, can perform a 2-year-old eye exam as smoothly as an adult eye exam (sometimes even easier).
Top 10 vision therapy books
Top 10 vision therapy booksAs a lecturer and clinical instructor in vision therapy and pediatrics, it is important to have a literature base for what I am teaching. My top 10 favorite vision therapy books provide that evidence base and offer a varied clinical approach for all optometrists who to offer vision therapy in their practices or simply understand the visual process on a higher level.
6 tips to navigating the insurance game
6 tips to navigating the insurance gameOne of the most frustrating and seemingly futile battles of starting your practice from scratch is getting the medical insurance game figured out.
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.