Top stories of 2016

December 20, 2016
Gretchyn M. Bailey, NCLC, FAAO, Editor in Chief, Content Channel Director

These stories were chosen by you by way of clicks. They received the most page views on our site in 2016.

Optometry had a lot going on in 2016.

Which were the stories this year that you, the reader, thought were most important?

These stories were chosen by you by way of clicks. They received the most page views on our site in 2016.

Check out our top stories from 2015!

10. Comparing laser-assisted vs. conventional refractive cataract surgery

With the increasing usage of femtosecond cataract surgery, this piece by Loretta Ng, OD, FAAO, and colleagues resonated.

This story outlined out laser-assisted refractive cataract surgery can provide significantly better visual outcomes.

9. How to manage adenoconjunctivitis

This story has got LEGS!

And it’s movin’ on up.

Last year it was in our #10 position.

Remember seeing Bob Costas cover the Olympics from Sochi, Russia? Remember how we first saw one eye with conjunctivitis, then both? Remember shouting advice to your TV screen? (Or maybe that was just us.)

Tammy Than, MS, OD, FAAO, and colleagues had the right story at the right time in 2014.

This story shared important information about diagnosing and treating the common yet annoying adenoviral conjunctivitis.

8. Five myths about scleral lenses debunked

This story first appeared in early 2015, and you’ve been reading it ever since.

Scleral contact lenses have only grown in popularity since then.

Jason Jedlicka, OD, FAAO, hoped getting past these myths might help practitioners begin to embrace sclerals and incorporate them into their practices.

We hope so, too!

7. Vision therapy: A top 10 must-have list

2014 story makes an appearance.

And another 2014 story moves higher in the list.

Last year it checked in at #8.

This is the first story Marc Taub, OD, MS, FAAO, FCOVD, had written for us about vision therapy, and you showed us that you were interested.

Dr. Taub’s helpful advice about what you need in your vision therapy practice was concise, practical, and easy to understand with his great pictures.

Dr. Taub’s list was so popular that we asked him to write a follow-up list of more vision therapy tools he uses in his practice. Check that story out HERE.

6. Top multifocal contact lens tips

Clearly Milton Hom, OD, FAAO, has great information to share.

That’s why this story sits in our #6 position.

His tips include communicate, know when to make a change, and more.

Check out the story for yourself to improve your multifocal contact lens fitting.

5. ODs targeted for credit fraud

This was one of the biggest stories to hit optometry in 2016…and many ODs were affected.

Although the source of the data breach was never confirmed, rumors swirled about which organization needs to beef up its security.

We hope you weren’t informed that a Chase Amazon credit card was approved in your name.

4. States where ODs make bank in 2016

You wanted to know if you were pulling in cash or pinching pennies as compared to your peers.

Did your state make the list?

And check out the story to compare your state to2015’s list as well.

3. A different approach to treating demodex blepharitis

This story, published in January 2014, is our oldest story to hit the top 10.

It holds the same position as last year.

Demodex is clearly still an important topic, and many of you still want to know more about it.

Author Scott Schachter, OD, provided solid information on diagnosing and treating this annoying little critter. If you haven’t read it, take a look.

Check out more from Dr. Schachter!

2. The top 18 staff horror stories

You like horror stories even when it’s not Halloween.

Especially when they’re about staff!

We hope your staff didn’t pull any of the tricks we shared in this story.

1. The 10 best optometry memes

This story was our #1 story…by a mile!Optometrists have a great sense of humor about themselves, and the popularity of this story proves it.

You know you’re going to see more memes from us in the future!

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