Clinical

Managing Discomfort in Contact Lenses

erin rueff od

Discomfort is the prevailing reason why many patients are opting to drop out of contact lens wear, and managing discomfort in contact lenses rests on our shoulders as eyecare professionals. While it is easy to blame the ocular surface or dryness for discomfort issues, optometrists know that treating surface level …

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Spanish Speaking Guide for Optometrists

alexander martin od

Working and communicating with patients is already challenging, but with an added language barrier, it can be a stressor for both the doctor and the patient. Dr. Martin, in his first semester of optometry school, encountered a Spanish speaking patient who was nervous and frustrated about her upcoming exam. The …

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Optometrist Laser Training

katie rachon od

Optometrist laser training is becoming increasingly more prominent. Laser procedures are quickly becoming a service either offered by optometrists, or at the very least, co-managed with ophthalmology. Because of this, optometry students today are undergoing training with lasers in school. Optometrist laser training is becoming more commonly available at externship …

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3D Eye – Try and Fuse These Retinal Images

3d eye try and fuse these retinal images

Try and fuse these retinal images, and discover what kind of vergence abilities you truly have! All of these retinal images depict patients with glaucoma. This article is not meant to be clinical in nature, but you can definitely brush up on your glaucoma by checking out some of the …

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Concussions and Eye Problems

Erin Keim OD

Over the past five years, dialogue surrounding the implications of concussions has been at the center of media headlines, optometric research, and movie scripts. So why is there so much emphasis on these conversations especially surround concussion and eye problems? First, concussions are prevalent. While we mostly think of concussions …

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Optometrists and Lasers

katie rachon od

Laser procedures are becoming an increasingly popular way to be more involved in your patients’ care, whether you are able to be licensed to perform them yourself or you co-manage care with ophthalmology. If you are considering becoming more involved with the post-operative care of your referred patients, knowing the …

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The Evolving Field of Dry Eye Care in Medical Optometry

Cory Lappin OD

Managing dry eye disease is a great entry point for practicing medical optometry, for new graduates and established optometrists alike. There is a tremendous need for dry eye care, as an estimated 7-34% of Americans suffer from dry eye disease.(1) As the population ages, we are seeing an increase in …

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How Optometrists Can Prevent Contact Lens Dropout

how optometrists can prevent contact lens dropout

This article was produced in partnership with Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc, a proud supporter of NewGradOptometry.com and new graduate optometrists 😎 Contact Lens Dropout Has Tremendous Consequences Contact lens dropout presents a challenge for both the patient and the optometrist. When patients choose to quit on their contact …

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