Julie Song, OD, FAAO, SUNY, College of Optometry, New York, was honored as the recipient of the inaugural Visionary in Eye Care Resident Recognition Award for the category of Best in Optometry during the EyeCon 2023 conference, December 1-2, at the Marriott Sanibel Harbour Resort and Spa in Sanibel, Florida.
Alice Sterling, an optometrist with Florida Eye Clinic, draws on her 8 years of service on the Florida Board of Optometry to present and explain the evolving jurisprudence issues relevant to Florida optometrists during EyeCon 2023.
Adam Ramsey, OD, focused on managing patient expectations and addressing unmet outcomes during a featured symposium on key advances in cataract surgery at EyeCon 2023. He also previewed his upcoming lecture on utilizing virtual assistants to revolutionize the patient experience in eye care.
Kelly K. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO, and A. Paul Chous, OD, FAAO, recap the diverse topics at EyeCon 2023, emphasizing the collaborative spirit between optometrists and ophthalmologists in addressing issues such as myopia management, diabetic eye conditions, cataract surgery, and patient referrals.
The investigators use mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) on patients who have never previously practiced the technique, with the aim of possibly re-training their brains to remove their static-type images.