Patricia Fulmer, OD, FAAO
Dr. Fulmer is the sole owner of Legacy Vision Center, a cold start, medically focused practice in Huntsville, AL, which launched at the end of 2020. A graduate of the UAB School of Optometry, she completed an ocular disease and primary care residency at the Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center before returning to Alabama to serve as the Center Director and consultative optometrist for a referral-based, tertiary care facility and then as an associate at a multi-doctor family practice. Her clinical interests include disease management, particularly glaucoma, uveitis, dry eye, and neurology-related cases, as well as educating students and colleagues through lecturing and writing. She is an active member in the American Academy of Optometry and American Optometric Association and currently serves her profession as a member of the Board of Directors of the Alabama Optometric Association and as President of the North Alabama Optometric Association. In her free time, Dr. Fulmer enjoys spending time with her husband and family, spoiling their fur-babies, traveling, attending concerts, and exploring the outdoors while kayaking and hiking. She also loves giving back through volunteering, including serving on the Board for HEALS, Inc, an organization that focuses on providing healthcare to local in-need youth.
Topical Ophthalmic Medication Guide: Steroids and NSAIDs
Read about how optometrists can use steroids and NSAIDs to treat ocular conditions and download the cheat sheet as an in-office resource.
The Role of Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality in the Management of Glaucoma
In this session from Eyes on Glaucoma 2022, Patricia Fulmer, OD, FAAO, discusses how AI and VR are changing the glaucoma landscape and improving patient outcomes.
Back to the Basics: A Guide to Glaucoma Medications
Treating glaucoma requires knowing each class of medication and prescribing a drop or combination of which works best for your patient, keeping in mind the contraindications and side effects. Use this article—and the downloadable cheat sheet—as a guide to glaucoma medications.
Improve Practice Workflow and Efficiency With the Multifunctional CLARUS
Hear from three eyecare professionals why the CLARUS 500's technical features and multi-use functionality make it indispensable to their practices.
Eyes On 2022 Optometry On Demand
Missed Eyes On 2022? You can still catch some of the top sessions from the largest virtual event of the year for ECPs. From updates in presbyopia and orthokeratology to innovations in MIGS, this year’s event was packed with value-rich sessions. Access on-demand recordings from 11 sessions now.
Glaucoma Masqueraders: Don't Get Caught By Surprise
In this course, you will learn which ocular conditions commonly masquerade as glaucoma and how to identify glaucoma masqueraders in practice by utilizing different multimodal ophthalmic imaging.
The Ultimate Guide: Optometry & Ophthalmology Co-Management
Part of being a successful optometrist lies in knowing when a patient should be referred and having a network of specialists. Implement the points in this guide to elevate your level of patient care through effective co-management.
How To Start a Non Clinical Optometry Career
How to be an Optometry Practice CEO that Crushes Goals and Crushes Competition
At Vision Expo West 2017, we sat down with industry pioneers to discuss how ODs can take on the role of a successful optometry practice CEO.
Student to New Optometrist – Crossing the Void
Transitioning from student to new optometrist can be challenging. There's a lot to do before you can begin seeing patients. Here's what you need to know!
Hiring Optometry Staff: Interview Tips from the Other Side of the Table
Repairing Destroyed Optometry Practice Morale Starts with YOU
The Top 10 Things to Consider Before Hiring Optical Staff
How to Choose the Best Optometry Residency
Delivering Bad News - How to Handle Tough Patient Conversations
Delivering bad news is difficult no matter how many times you've done it. These tips will help make that process smoother for both you and your patient.
The Challenges of Keeping Staff Happy in an Optometry Practice
3 Resume Mistakes that WILL Cost You a Job
A great resume can open doors. Likewise, a poor resume can lock them shut. Make sure yours is great by avoiding these mistakes.
The Basics of Background Checks for Healthcare Employees
How to Phone Interview an Optometrist or Optician
How to Address Problems with Individual Staff Members in Eyecare
The Ultimate Guide to Pupil Abnormalities
Here is everything you need to know about abnormalities affecting the pupil!
Here's How to Handle These Complications of Contact Lens Overwear
Contact lens patients are seen in eye care practices everyday worldwide. Make sure you're ready to handle the complications that come with their overwear.
This Is What You Need to Know About Culturing Ocular Bacteria
These are some common questions and concerns that arise surrounding when to culture ocular bacteria.
5 Tips for Becoming a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry
Have you ever thought about becoming a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry? These 5 tips will help you achieve that milestone!
Reference Guide to Topical Ophthalmic Antibiotics and Antivirals
Managing ocular infections? Check out this reference guide containing available topical ophthalmic antibiotics and antivirals.
To Refer or Not to Refer? That's the Question!
Have you ever wondered when to refer a patient vs managing the case yourself? Check out this article for tips on when to and not to refer patients.
A New Grad's Guide to Ordering Lab Work
Lab work is often integral in managing a patient's ocular condition. This guide will give you tips on how, when, and why to order lab work for your patient.
An Ophthalmic Topical Allergy Medication Reference Guide
Allergy season can spell misery for those suffering from ocular symptoms. Don't miss this clinical tool that will help you with topical allergy medications.
Comparing Compensation Structures in a New Grad's Contract
Deciphering the differences between pay structures when signing a contract can ensure that you find the right fit. Check out those distinctions here!
6 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Optometry Residency Year
Want to know how to make sure your residency year counts? Check out these 6 crucial steps to make the most out of your residency and enjoy future success!
Navigating the 2015 PQRS Requirements
Understanding how to properly meet the 2015 PQRS requirements is paramount in avoiding a penalty in the future. Make sure you're on the right track.
A Basic Guide to Brilliantly Staffing Your Optometry Practice
I’ve outlined 10 key points to remember when staffing the team who will be the heart of your optometry practice. This is the staffing guide for new optometry doctors!