Clinical

Accommodative Disorders for the New Grad Optometrist

accommodative dysfunction for the new grad optometrist

This article has been contributed by Michael Montenare, O.D., M.A.T., F.C.O.V.D. Accommodative dysfunction is one of the most common conditions encountered by optometrists, with an estimated prevalence of 6%. Thus, it is vital that optometrists be familiar with these conditions, so that we may provide the appropriate treatment. There are different …

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ZEISS is About to Release an Awesome New FREE Humphrey Field Analyzer Upgrade

zeiss humphrey field analyzer

This is a sponsored post by Carl Zeiss Meditec, a supporter of NewGradOptometry & new graduate optometrists 😎 Here at NewGradOptometry we’re pretty lucky to hear about some groundbreaking news prior to it being released. We’ve heard about legislation, acquisitions, and product releases in advance sometimes because we’ve got great connections inside …

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Optometrist Beginner’s Guide to Managing Uveitis

Antonio Chirumbolo, OD, talks with Dr. Dan Epshtein of Mt. Sinai hospital in New York about diagnosing, treating, and managing uveitis in patients. Uveitis causes intraocular inflammation, and while a majority presents in the anterior segment of the eye, patients can have inflammation in the posterior or periphery as well. …

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Real World Experience with the ZEISS CLARUS 500

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This article was created in partnership with Carl Zeiss Meditec, a supporter of NewGradOptometry & new graduate optometrists 😎 CLARUS® 500 from ZEISS is a new iteration of ultra-widefield imaging providing high resolution, true color imaging of the periphery and posterior pole. ZEISS CLARUS 500 can image 133 degrees in …

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New Transitions® Lenses Bring Style to the Next Level

transitions lenses

This is a sponsored post by Transitions Optical a supporter of NewGradOptometry & new graduate optometrists! 😎 We have all heard about Transitions® lenses and how they can function to provide ocular health benefits for our patients. We know Transitions lenses help block UV and harmful blue light as well as help provide relief to …

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How to Survive a Pediatric Optometry Exam

how to survive a pediatric optometry exam

Working at a family private practice, I have the great opportunity to see patients of all ages. But there’s something fun and exciting when it comes to seeing patients in a pediatric optometry exam. Their excitement to read letters because they’re a “big kid” now; watching the parents silently reading …

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Contact Lenses and Solutions for Digital Eye Strain

We talk with Dr. Jennifer Lyerly about treating millennials and using contact lenses and other solutions for digital eye strain you might not consider regularly. Dr. Lyerly walks us through what an exam and various treatment solutions for these patients might look like, but highlights multifocal contact lenses as a …

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A “New” Look at Amblyopia Therapy

A New Look at Amblyopia Therapy

Amblyopia is a reduction in overall vision due to anisometropia, strabismus, high refractive error or cataracts in early childhood. In most cases, the patient has one eye with reduced vision, thus giving the colloquial “lazy” title. This term assumes a passive indifference on the poorer-seeing eye, and monocular treatment (patching, …

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