Three residency directors from community health center programs offer expertise and insight for students contemplating whether or not residency training is right for them.
Despite the high demands of running a busy practice, eyecare providers cannot overlook the importance of patient comfort, trust, and satisfaction. Follow these strategies to improve bedside manner and build better doctor-patient relationships.
Finding a satisfactory practice to purchase can be challenging, but ultimately rewarding. Here are the red flags to avoid to ensure your purchasing process is smooth and successful.
From troubleshooting unexplained vision loss and dry eye symptoms, to assessing future risk of other ocular diseases, having a thorough understanding of corneal dystrophies is essential for all eye care practitioners. In this article, we review the genetics behind common corneal dystrophies and explore how they affect each layer of the cornea.
Choosing the right lens portfolio for your practice will not only help your patients see better, but will also give them a positive view of your skills as a doctor and your practice as a whole—and happy patients can mean patient referrals and practice growth!
Once you're a not-so-new-grad, take some time to stop and reflect on everything you've learned—from the best financial advice to best practices in clinical care.
In this free downloadable cheat sheet, we’ll give you some common exam phrases and terminology—plus pronunciation guides—to help conduct an eye exam in Portuguese.
In recent years, the optometric profession has seen many changes take place, especially amidst this year’s Covid-19 pandemic. New opportunities and disruptors have made for an exciting, challenging, and unpredictable future for today’s primary eye care providers.
Myopia management is a unique niche within the optometric profession. Optometrists practicing in this setting provide much-needed care to patients at risk for the myriad long-term ocular sequelae associated with myopia.
With optometry’s ever-expanding role in health care, the OD’s role in caring for patients with diabetes doesn't have to begin and end with the diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy.
We talked to three optometrists about low vision care, how to gain experience with this modality, and what advice they have for ODs looking to focus on low vision care!
We talked to three pediatric optometrists about what makes this specialty great, how to gain experience with this patient population, and what advice they have for ODs who want to focus on pediatrics!
When you start optometry school, your first big purchase is one you'll use your whole career: a diagnostic set. There are a number of brands out there—and opinions—so which one should you choose? Our article breaks it down.
Working in community health is a great opportunity for optometrists who want to provide care to underserved communities and see a wide range of pathology and eyecare needs.
Interested in pursuing a career in specialty contact lenses? This interview with three ODs in the field covers the background, training, and daily practice in this specialty setting.
Interested in practicing optometry in the Indian Health Service? Get the inside scoop from two ODs working with the IHS, from challenges to opportunities and benefits.
Face masks have become a major part of daily life around the world—which means your patients are going to be looking for anti-fog solutions.
So you've paid off your student loans—what's next?
So your patient has recurrent, unresponsive, bilateral or granulomatous uveitis. What's next? Here's your quick guide to labs and indications.
We interviewed two optometrists working in academia to understand the opportunities, challenges, and benefits of this setting.
In this course, explore the recent research on the correlation between metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus (DM) and primary open angle glaucoma.
Keeping your practice open during the coronavirus pandemic could mean changing the way you practice optometry—if only for the time being. Here's how to add telemedicine to your practice, plus extra tips on what to do when you're not keeping routine appointments!
No matter how great of a clinician you are, you'll have some patients coming in with complaints about their prescription. Here are five tips for troubleshooting the most common problems with new glasses.
Vision Benefits of America (VBA) is a vision and dental insurance company available in all 50 states to individuals, employers and brokers. Here's how to get credentialed!
Learn all about the dos and don'ts of treating patients with IIH. Signs, symptoms, treatment, patient characteristics, and more!
The eyecare industry is constantly changing as new technological advancements are being added to the market. Artificial intelligence represents just one of the many innnovations out there today.
A systematic approach to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of neovascular glaucoma in patients with cardiovascular disease.
This course contains the latest information on glaucoma management and treatment. Learn what you can do to best treat these patients.
So, you've started a practice. Now comes the next step: you need patients. Here's how to market your practice to your community and get patients coming in the door.
While new innovations and technologies have made our lives easier, they have also brought significant changes to the optometric profession. Beginning with constantly growing online optical sales, technology is changing the game.
Pursuing a residency is all about expanding your education and your potential career options. Know what to expect before you decide if its right for you!
Improving your Spanish-speaking skills can lead to more comfortable patients, better rapport, and more fluid appointments in your new language!
Turning classroom knowledge into clinical skills doesn't happen overnight, but as new grad, there are a few skills that you can keep in your back pocket.
Salary can play a major part in selecting the right job, and it can vary widely. We've broken down what you can expect from different modalities.
When done properly, prescriptions for nutritional supplements — like fish oil — can help facilitate healing and prevent disease progression.
As a new grad OD, you're looking to get the most experience and education from your first setting. Ever thought about an IHS optometry residency?
Underlying causes of pale optic nerves can range from benign to brain tumor, so the stakes are potentially high. In cases where we come up short on explaining the presence of optic atrophy given the patient’s history and exam findings, neuroimaging is our next best step.
There are certain measures optometrist can take when it comes to type 2 diabetes prevention. Here are some things you should be considering.