As the prevalence of diabetes in America continues to climb, practitioners are faced with questions every day in their practices. Questions such as, "Can I eat cake now? When will this diet be over?"
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Taking these 10 steps will help lead your patients to receiving a phenomenal experience and take your technician career to the next level.
In the near future, eyecare providers will have devices that, given an image of a patient’s retina, can tell us the exact diagnosis at the touch of a button. AI will play an increasingly significant role in the way healthcare providers care for their patients in the clinic. There is real and imminent potential for earlier, more accurate, and more uniform diagnosis.
There is a daily battle between online contact lens companies and the eyecare professionals who put their time and effort into providing patients with contact lenses. Ms. Hagemeyer explains the disconnect between ODs and online contact lens sales.
Build a rapport with patients and understand they are placing trust in staffers when choosing new glasses. Tami Hagemeyer, ABOC, FNAO, offers suggestions to maximize patients' satisfaction with the process.
In both child and elder abuse, timely intervention can save a life. All members of the eyecare community must be aware of the signs and symptoms of abuse and their responsibilities in reporting to appropriate authorities.
Recently at our laser vision center, we widened the scope of our social media outreach to include millennials who may be interested in finding out more about available refractive eye care options.
Recognize characteristics and stages of macular hole for better pictures
My interest in refractive surgery started in 1976 when my good friend and fellow University of Southern California (USC) ophthalmology resident Rick Villaseñor returned from his course in keratomileusis surgery with Jose Barraquer in Bogota, Columbia.