optometry

When diabetes goes from bad to worseA 30-year-old female with a 16-year history of insulin-dependent diabetes and no other ocular or systemic conditions developed proliferative retinopathy in March 2015. She had not been closely followed for the previous five years.
Considering myopia controlWhy are we seeing higher incidence of myopia, higher degrees of myopia, and earlier age of diagnosis? Research into the answers to these questions has come up with a variety of influences, but because the changes have been observed over such a short time (25 to 30 years) genetics cannot be the only factor.
The changing dry eye dynamicTo understand how far we have come, you must remember where we started.
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.
How to use surveys to improve service at your practiceSurveying potential new patients, existing patients, or employees can help ODs deliver better service by knowing what people want and giving it to them, says Bethany Fishbein, OD, consultant at The Power Practice practice management group and private practice owner in Somerset, NJ.
Identifying the great imposters of retinal detachment
Identifying the great imposters of retinal detachmentOptometry Times Editorial Advisory Board member Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO, sits down to discuss the different forms of retinal detachment and common conditions that are misdiagnosed as retinal detachment at Vision Expo West in Las Vegas, NV.
Glaucoma patients' gender plays a role in treatmentsLouise A. Sclafani, OD, FAAO, talks about the different concerns with men and women when diagnosing and treating glaucoma patients at Vision Expo West in Las Vegas, NV.
Medically managing glaucoma
Medically managing glaucomaOptometry Times Editorial Advisory Board member Leo P. Semes, OD, FAAO, sits down to talk about managing glaucoma, treatment recommendations, intraocular pressure, and new medications in treating glaucoma at Vision Expo West in Las Vegas, NV.
Corneal hysteresis indicator for glaucoma progression
Corneal hysteresis indicator for glaucoma progressionJustin Schweitzer, OD, in Sioux Falls, SD, examines corneal hysteresis and discusses how it may be an indicator for glaucoma progression in patients at Vision Expo West in Las Vegas, NV.
How to better fit progressive spectacle lensesBetter understanding progressive spectacle lenses (PALs) and how to troubleshoot the fit leads to happier patients who are satisfied with their vision.