Steven Turpin, OD

Steven Turpin, OD

Newest member of Cascadia Eye, an OD/MD group practice in Washington. Currently building a specialty lens practice from the ground up. Myopia control and contact lens design are my guilty pleasures.

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Resources
Dispelling Orthokeratology Myths for Better Patient Outcomes
Myopia Management
Dispelling Orthokeratology Myths for Better Patient Outcomes

Orthokeratology lenses provide another tool in a practice’s toolbox and make for more outstanding clinicians. Read on to gain an understanding of the basics of orthokeratology, mechanisms, and some common myths.

February 3, 2022
Myopia Control: Everything You Need to Know
Myopia Management
Myopia Control: Everything You Need to Know

Here's everything you need to know about myopia control. Learn about prevalence, diagnosis, and the latest management techniques as well as how to best educate doctors, staff, parents, and patients.

December 2, 2021
Metformin and Age-Related Eye Disease: New Studies in Optometry
Diabetes
Metformin and Age-Related Eye Disease: New Studies in Optometry

Despite the extensive use of metformin as a blood sugar control strategy for diabetic patients, there's still quite a lot we don't know about this drug. Recent studies have shown some surprising results—here's what you should know.

July 15, 2020
An Optometrist's Guide to Navigating Changes to Medical Exam Coding
Coding & Billing
An Optometrist's Guide to Navigating Changes to Medical Exam Coding

2021 will bring changes in medical exam coding. Here, we're covering the changes in documentation requirements for optometry billing and coding.

June 2, 2020
Age-Related Macular Degeneration: New Studies in Optometry
Clinical Studies & Trials
Age-Related Macular Degeneration: New Studies in Optometry

If you're treating urgent and emergent cases, now's the time to brush up on new studies related to AMD development and treatment.

May 4, 2020
New Technologies in Glaucoma Management
Products & Technology
New Technologies in Glaucoma Management

This year brings new technologies in glaucoma management—some of which are especially relevant for your patients self-isolating at home during the pandemic.

April 7, 2020
What Optometrists Should Know about the Comorbidities of Keratoconus
Clinical Guides
What Optometrists Should Know about the Comorbidities of Keratoconus

Keratoconus presents with many associated issues—here's what you can do as an optometrist to help your patients.

March 10, 2020
5 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Piece of Equipment for Your Optometry Practice
Practice Management
5 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Piece of Equipment for Your Optometry Practice

Do you actually need that shiny new piece of equipment? It's important to consider a few things before making major purchases for your practice. Read on to find out what you should look for in a new instrument!

October 2, 2019
What You Need to Know About the International Myopia Institute White Papers: Part 1
Clinical Guides
What You Need to Know About the International Myopia Institute White Papers: Part 1

The International Myopia Institute white papers serve to expand our knowledge of the growing issue. Part 1 of our series provides an overview of the papers.

May 29, 2019
Hubble Trouble
Products & Technology
Hubble Trouble

Regardless of where your patients get their contacts, they depend on you for education. Make sure to review the pros and cons of Hubble contacts.

March 20, 2019
Dilation Is Routine for Optometrists — But Should It Be?
Practice Management
Dilation Is Routine for Optometrists — But Should It Be?

There's more to dilation than meets the eye, and the routine has a fascinating history. Should ODs still be dilating every patient?

September 25, 2018
How To Succeed In Orthokeratology (By Actually Trying)
Myopia Management
How To Succeed In Orthokeratology (By Actually Trying)

Steven Turpin's ortho-k series concludes with some orthokeratology tips for lens fitting, patient communication, and other paths to success!

July 12, 2018
Orthokeratology Obstacles And How To Meet Them
Myopia Management
Orthokeratology Obstacles And How To Meet Them

We have a long way to go in our understanding of how ortho-k lenses fit, but there are strategies you can employ to help your patients understand them.

July 11, 2018
4 Myths of Orthokeratology: Fiction and Fact
Myopia Management
4 Myths of Orthokeratology: Fiction and Fact

This is the first installment of our orthokeratology series that examines the 4 myths of orthokeratology - fact and fiction.

July 10, 2018
Extreme Ownership – How to Lead and Educate Patients and Employees
Staff Management
Extreme Ownership – How to Lead and Educate Patients and Employees

Extreme ownership involves leading. In your practice you need to lead and educate patients and employees. Here are some tips to make that happen.

June 19, 2017
How to Write an Optometrist Cover Letter - Sample Included
Careers
How to Write an Optometrist Cover Letter - Sample Included

While the optometry cover letter is not as important as the resume or the CV, writing an excellent cover letter can help your application stand out from the crowd.

April 14, 2017
Residency in Optometry – No Need For One
Residency
Residency in Optometry – No Need For One

Completing a residency in optometry is an amazing feat. However, there might be some situations where it is not necessary or advantageous.

March 1, 2017