If an OD sees a lot of dry eye patients or has relatives with chronic pain, she may be familiar with how people feel pain differently. I am fortunate enough to be in both situations.
Every three months, I have the opportunity to see a patient who goes way back in the lexicon of our practice. My grandfather stopped practicing about 30 years ago, and he saw this patient in the 1950s.
Today, comprehensive care in optometry requires observation of the entire patient.
Optometrists should not only provide eye care service, but share information and educate patients about new technologies and products in eye care and related products, such as contact lenses, frames, lenses, and more.