irina yakubin

Irina Yakubin, OD

Irina Yakubin, OD, is a primary care and low vision optometrist currently practicing in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from the InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico in 2020. Her areas of interest include dry eye, ocular disease, and contact lenses. In addition to seeing patients and writing, she also co-produces My Vision Show

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The Optometrist's Guide to Color and Costume Contacts
Eyecare January 18th, 2022
The Optometrist's Guide to Color and Costume Contacts

By educating patients on contact lens safety, eyecare providers can make color and costume contacts safer for their patients. Here is what you need to know about these widely sold contacts.

Out of Office Eyecare: At-Home Ocular Disease Monitoring
Eyecare December 7th, 2021
Out of Office Eyecare: At-Home Ocular Disease Monitoring

Read about the latest at-home monitoring devices for patients. Each can offer additional information to help guide treatment decisions, prevent further vision loss, and ultimately lead to better patient outcomes.

Dark Adaptation and Other New Breakthroughs in AMD Diagnosis
Eyecare November 16th, 2021
Dark Adaptation and Other New Breakthroughs in AMD Diagnosis

Recent research has shown that we may be able to identify AMD-affected individuals even earlier by testing for impaired dark adaptation. Learn how this discovery can translate to early detection and intervention of age-related macular degeneration.

A Deeper Exploration of Off-Label AREDS2 Supplementation
Eyecare November 9th, 2021
A Deeper Exploration of Off-Label AREDS2 Supplementation

New results show promise that AREDS2 may be an effective treatment in IMT2 in addition to age-related macular degeneration. Here's what you need to know about the off-label uses of AREDS2.

Here's the Easiest Way to Test for an Afferent Pupillary Defect
Eyecare September 10th, 2021
Here's the Easiest Way to Test for an Afferent Pupillary Defect

Relative afferent pupillary defect testing focuses on the afferent light pathway and can play an integral part of clinical testing. Here are two effective testing techniques.

The Optometrist's Guide to One Door vs Two Door Laws in the US
Eyecare June 22nd, 2020
The Optometrist's Guide to One Door vs Two Door Laws in the US

If you're considering working for a corporation or subleasing an office, make sure you know whether you'll be working in a one-door or a two-door state. These laws regulate the separation—or lack thereof—between your office space and the adjacent store.

Interferon Treatment for Hepatitis C and the Role of Optometrists
Eyecare November 21st, 2019
Interferon Treatment for Hepatitis C and the Role of Optometrists

In addition to ocular problems associated with hepatitis C, we should also be concerned with the side effects of treatment. What can you, as an optometrist, do to better treat your patients systemically?

5 Tips for Explaining Ocular Disease to Your Patients
Eyecare April 24th, 2017
5 Tips for Explaining Ocular Disease to Your Patients

Explaining ocular disease to your patients can be difficult. Here are 5 things to keep in mind when educating patients.