Incorporating a system for the assessment, diagnosis, and management of glaucoma (Heidelberg Retina Tomograph 3, Heidelberg Engineering) in a clinical glaucoma and retinal practice enables the clinician to make better-informed decisions about what therapy to start or maintain to treat patients with either disease.
At the recent American Optometric Association annual congress, Astavita Professional introduced astaxanthin (AstaREAL, Fuji Health Science) for the relief and prevention of asthenopia.
Increasing market share for your practice includes an honest assessment of the benefits your practice brings to prospective patients. Consider their needs and preferences carefully to help you devise a value proposition that will make your practice their top choice.
The Adolescent and Child Health Initiative to Encourage Vision Empowerment (ACHIEVE) study gives credibility to the life benefits of prescribing contact lenses to children.
Many optometrists are eager to open a new practice but want a partner. The groundwork for joining forces with someone includes doing your homework and not rushing the process.
Transcend Medical Inc. has closed a $35 million Series B round and is continuing the development of its Transcend CyPass System, a novel proprietary system for the minimally invasive treatment of glaucoma.
Healthy vision is vital for success in life, and it all begins with regular vision screenings during childhood—or it should. The level of inadequate vision care for children in the United States is significant.
Treating both the medical and vision complaints of existing patients, in separate visits, is a low-cost strategy that generates significant additional income and meets patients' needs for comprehensive eye care.
The inaugural "Opticians in May" education day was held in California to provide continuing education for opticians.
Demands for increased efficiency from doctors will intensify as vision plans and medical insurance plans drive reimbursement downward. To meet these demands, doctors need to train staff members to handle more responsibilities and keep the doctor focused on taking care of patients.