Dr. Shechtman is a former professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. She is an advisor to Carl Zeiss Meditec, a consultant for Genentech, and serves on the advisory board for Bausch + Lomb, Allergan, Alcon Nutritional Dept., and Scien
Creating 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.