Clinical

Holistic Medicine in Optometry

What is holistic medicine? Dr. Richardson views holistic medicine as medical care that goes beyond the physical ideology; as a practitioner, you can treat, along with signs and symptoms that can be viewed clinically, the patient’s mind, body, and spirit. These alternative treatment ideologies can be integrated into your practice; …

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Equipping Your Practice to Bring an End to High Myopia

  The industry’s understanding of myopia, including its causes and factors that contribute to its progression, is still very limited. As with any new research or technology, learning to adapt these updates into a practice can be a slow process. However, while research continues to evolve and new information becomes …

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A Guide To Multifocal Contact Lenses

It’s 4:45 PM at the end of a long day and in your mind you’re halfway out the door — until you see the chief complaint on your next chart. “55-year-old with decreased vision in their monovision contacts.” You picture your hands shaking as you hold loose lenses in front …

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Fundus Photography: What You Need to Know

What is fundus photography? Of all the diagnostic imaging modalities out our disposal, fundus photography may seem to be the most basic. Fundus photography aims to replicate what we already see with our funduscopic exam, but it can provide more than just photographic documentation. Fundus photography can improve detection, patient …

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Top 5 Lessons Learned from my Ocular Disease Residency

For those interested in pursuing optometric residency, you will inevitably refine your clinical skills and hone the techniques you learned as a fourth-year student. Regardless of what residency program you pursue, each will provide similar treatment, management, and follow up strategies to use with your patients. However, every OD is …

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What’s New in Glaucoma Medication and Diagnostics

What's New In Glaucoma Medication and Diagnostics

Dr. Patricia Fulmer, OD joined Dr. Daniel Epshtein, OD at Vision Expo East 2019 to talk about the newest trends in medical optometry and the growth of glaucoma medication and diagnostics. The evolving world of glaucoma management The eyecare industry as a whole and the methods of care available are …

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Sleeping in Contact Lenses

It is estimated that 45 million people in the United States wear contact lenses.1 For many individuals, contact lenses have become the primary choice for vision correction, and for good reasons! Contact lenses offer to correct for a wide range of nearsighted, farsighted and astigmatic prescriptions and have become readily …

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Nutrition, Exercise, and Eye Health

Nutrition, Exercise, and Eye Health

Pick a disease, any disease. If you told a patient that a healthy diet and regular exercise habits diminished their risk of acquiring that disease (or decreased the likelihood of that disease worsening if you already had it) they would likely believe it. Being “healthy” always sounds like a good …

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