New and emerging myopia management: The impact of sleep
New research suggests sleep is an additional risk factor affecting myopia onset and progression.
Behind the creation of the 20-20-20 rule for digital eye strain
The 20-20-20 rule has taken on a life of its own, but it remains a useful trick to reduce digital eye strain.
Why you should travel the extra mile for your patients
Mike Brown, OD, MHS-CL, FAAO, shares how the significance of a pocket watch and Helen Keller serve as important lessons in patient care for ODs.
Co-op funds: What they are and how to use them
Diana Canto-Sims, OD, discusses co-op funds with Alessandro Baronti, the president and CEO of the DeRigo Rem.
When pharmacies threaten treatment plans, look elsewhere
Don’t let pharmacies thwart treatment
The double standard of clinical care: Do as I say, not as I do
Michael Brown, OD, MHS-CL, FAAO reflects on how, sometimes, doctors fail to practice what they preach
Dr. Brown: What I wish I knew before entering optometry
Michael Brown, OD, MHS-CL, FAAO shares what he wishes he knew before starting his career in optometry.
Keeping calm with positive vibes
Happy memories of an OD’s grandfather help defuse heated patient situation
Better flow for better patient care
OD faces unknowns in quest to give an old practice a facelift
A 'real doctor' is in the eye of the beholder
Overhearing a conversation in a physicians’ lunchroom in the 1990s helped this OD to better understand the meaning of the term “real doctor.”
A bittersweet and optimistic close to 2021
From the Chief Optometric Editor
Optic Neuritis and COVID-19 vaccine connection?
An OD recalls his career with the VA and the mentor who left him a valuable pearl
Conditions may be imperfect, but ODs must still always manage
What patients say about their dry eye journey
Improve the main symptom to increase compliance
Masks come off, masks go back on
Patient log brings back memories
Why it's important to keep a record of patient encounters
How one OD encouraged glaucoma medication adherence
Education brought the patient and doctor to the same wavelength
Ongoing COVID-19 protocol
My first 2021 in-person meeting was fantastic
I asked just about everyone I met with if they were fully vaccinated, and no one said no.
One patient connects 2 students who have never met
I have taught many students who have never met but are nonetheless connected
Getting back to optometry meetings
Optometry meetings are opening back up
Where golf and optometry meetings intersect
Lessons in leadership from Dori Carlson, OD, FAAO
Why optometrists should embrace leadership for a better tomorrow
COVID-19 vaccines key to a better 2021
Vaccines and variants are top of mind
Ocular inflammation: When to drug, when to plug
Combing through diagnostic information and inflammation measurements gives ODs the tools to create targeted approaches to dry eye treatment, including when to drug and when to plug
OD dad and pathologist son: Getting it done
An OD is struck by the thought of he and his son looking through their own microscopes, trying to care for their respective flocks but from different angles and perspectives.
Hard-working health departments doling out vaccines
A logistically complex undertaking is underway, unlike anything most of us have ever seen.
Understand neuropathic pain treatments
COVID vaccine helps us get back to normal
We all share a common goal.
Offer patients new contact lens technology: 4 Keys to success
One OD has polished a 4 step process of introducing new contact lens technology to patients
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