Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by Borrelia bacteria which is spread by ticks. Editorial Advisory Board member Michael Cooper, OD, explains Lyme disease and the ocular conditions associated with it.
The opioid crisis in the U.S. continues to explode as some patients are turning to street drugs once their prescriptions run out. Thuy-Lan Nguyen, OD, discusses how ODs can be part of the solution when patients show signs of prescription or non-prescription drug abuse.
Every so many years we see a shift in our workforce. Carole Burns, OD, explains how ODs can better manage the younger, millennial generation in their offices.
Sports concussions continue to make the news as long-term effects continue to emerge. Katherine K. Weise, OD, MBA, FAAO, explains how concussions and optometry are related and how ODs can help assist patients who suffer side effects of sports concussions.
Prescribing narcotics and opioids has come under scrutiny of late as the opioid epidemic continues to grow. Optometry Times Chief Optometric Editor Benjamin P. Casella, OD, FAAO, gives his three key points to consider before handing over that prescription to your patient.
Cleaning and laundry chemicals are commonly found around our patients' homes and not always locked away from children's access. Rich Mangan, OD, talks about how to treat and help prevent ocular chemical burns in younger patients.
Bryan Wolynski, OD, FAAO, and owner of Glasses on First in New York City, talks about falling into low vision, working with family, and driving blind in the latest Optometry Times Q&A.
Benjamin P. Casella, OD, FAAO, and chief optometric editor of Optometry Times, discusses three things on narcotic prescribing and drug diversion.
Sudden eye dilation can cause a patient to panic and send him straight to your practice. In the first edition of Casella’s Corner, Optometry Times Chief Optometric Editor Ben P. Casella, OD, FAAO, discusses a particular patient case that began with a surprising beginning.
We checked in with our Editorial Advisory Board to see how they will be celebrating Valentine's Day both in the office and at home.