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Balancing work and home as an OD during the holidays
Balancing work and home as an OD during the holidaysTracy Schroeder Swartz, OD, FAAO describes how her life as an OD during the holidays changed over time. From after graduation to having her own family, Dr. Swartz finds that the balance has changed.
10 holiday dos and don’ts for ODs in 2017
10 holiday dos and don’ts for ODs in 2017We asked ODs to share holiday dos and don’ts in effort to keep your holidays humming. Two big themes emerged: prioritizing family time and not allowing the stress to get you down. Take a look.
How yoga changed one OD’s life
How yoga changed one OD’s lifeNot many of us would rate the 6 a.m. breakfast hour CE at an optometric conference as a favorite or must-do experience. But you haven't been to a class by Danielle Richardson, OD.
A tale of two state boards
A tale of two state boardsEvery summer I think about the most recent brigade of freshly minted ODs who have survived four years of optometric boot camp and a challenging gauntlet of National Board Exams. I picture students charging forth across the “no-man’s land” of changing healthcare landscape, lugging their backpacks full of six-figure student debt. My “tale of two state boards” is dedicated to these young comrades in arms.
Using imaging to manage diabetic retinopathy
Using imaging to manage diabetic retinopathyCreating a partnership between the optometrists and retinal practices will enhance the care of patients and serve as a continuing source of education and reference for the OD community. This constant communication will help diabetic patients who are suffering from this multifactorial disease that affects their bodies. DR must be addressed from the optometrist’s point of view, retinal specialist’s point of view, and the primary-care physician’s point of view.
Create brand loyalty through holiday awesomeness
Create brand loyalty through holiday awesomenessWe embrace the holidays in my office. I think that by echoing the buzz of the season, we create an inclusive environment in which our patients feel a part of the practice.
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.
AOA looks to help ODs hit by Hurricane Harvey
AOA looks to help ODs hit by Hurricane HarveyAs Hurricane Harvey continues to pound southeastern Texas and eyes Louisiana, the American Optometric Association (AOA) asks optometrists to join in helping ODs and optometry students affected by the storm.
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.