Nancy Groves


Techs are valuable on frontlines

Glaucoma was once largely synonymous with elevated IOP, but the definition has altered as doctors have learned more about its causes, diagnosis, and treatment.

ODs can be trusted source for advice on nutritional supplements

Some optometrists are very aware of the role of nutrition in systemic and eye health and give it a prominent role in discussions with patients; others may refer to it only peripherally while reviewing a patient history form.

Get the right fit for irregular corneas

Patients with irregular corneas due to conditions such as keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, or refractive surgery will always challenge the eye-care practitioner (ECP) to create just the right contact lens (CL) design.

Educate presbyopic patients about their options, troubleshoot their problems

The over-40 segment of your patients may represent a lost opportunity if you aren’t offering contact lenses (CLs) to every possible candidate, since presbyopic patients can be fit with CLs with a high rate of success. Encouraging CL wear and making patients aware of their options is in their best interest.

Pearls that make it easier to fit pediatric eyes

Most children who wear contact lenses do so because they have special needs that have arisen from surgery or an injury. Your challenge is not so much fitting lenses on pediatric patients, but dealing with parents or guardians and convincing them of the long-term benefits, according to Vicky Sheppard, NCLE-AC, FCLSA.

Look ma, no Web site

As the technology arms race proceeds, having a Web site no longer constitutes being on the cutting edge for an optometric practice.