Instead of waiting to let the future happen to him, Walt Whitley, OD, FAAO, has focused on innovating and creating opportunities in his optometric career. He has made a name for himself in ocular surface disease and the opportunities for relationship-building between optometry and ophthalmology.
Many common and uncommon diagnoses mimic each other. Third-year student Shelby May offers her advice to help students diagnose patients correctly the first time.
Determining article credibility can be difficult. One OD gives her four tips to determine if a study follow-up article is fact or fiction.
Every member of the office staff plays an integral part in setting the tone of competence, caring, and efficiency.
In the near future, eyecare providers will have devices that, given an image of a patient’s retina, can tell us the exact diagnosis at the touch of a button. AI will play an increasingly significant role in the way healthcare providers care for their patients in the clinic. There is real and imminent potential for earlier, more accurate, and more uniform diagnosis.
There is a daily battle between online contact lens companies and the eyecare professionals who put their time and effort into providing patients with contact lenses. Ms. Hagemeyer explains the disconnect between ODs and online contact lens sales.
Undiagnosed ocular trauma could lead to more complicated ocular problems for patients if left untreated. Leo P. Semes, OD, FAAO, looks at one case in which optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) helped diagnose and treat a patient successfully.
One OD explains why joining a registry could help ODs grasp new technologies and continue to evolve within the profession.
More than 9 percent of U.S. adults have diabetes, and those patients are sitting in your chair. Find out how diabetes affects your patients’ vision.
At the Rosenberg School of Optometry at the University of the Incarnate Word, fourth-years get hands-on experience in care for patients pre- and post-surgery, preparing them for real-world comanaging relationships.