New Grad Success

Optometrists and Surgical Care and Co-Management

T'Sani Watson OD

Dr. T’Sani Watson discusses optometrists and surgical care and co-management in this video interview. When it comes to making referrals, communication, patient education, and having a relationship with the surgeon to whom you are referring to is key. Even though we are not performing the procedure ourselves, it is critical …

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Patient Communication Tips for Optometrists

Mario di Cosmo OD

Dr. Mario Di Cosmo shares patient communication tips for optometrists. Communication is everything. When it comes to communication in your practice and with patients, effective communication should begin with building a personal connection with the patient. By building a personal connection, this will allow you to speak their language, and …

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Top 5 Clinical Skills & Techniques for the New Grad OD

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There’s no doubt that during our four years in optometry school we certainly learned our fair share of clinical skills, techniques, and procedures. It is important to remember the indications and techniques when implementing these skills and caring for our patients. Depending on our practice modality, state’s scope of practice, …

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The Role of the Optometrist in LGBT Healthcare

Dominic Brown OD

Where Optometry Meets Public Health “Healthcare accessibility” and “social determinants of health” are certainly buzzwords in the setting of public health. Even without public health training, it would not be difficult to anecdotally realize that there are undeniable, and sometimes insurmountable, barriers to healthcare. Many studies performed over the past …

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Preventable Blindness and Global Optometry

Manzil Quadir

Preventable blindness is a serious issue. There are currently over 1 billion people in the world that lack access to proper eye care. That’s an estimated 1 in 7 people. Of those 1 billion people, 285 million have a visual impairment that could potentially lead to blindness, and an astounding …

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Finding Your Optometry Niche as a New Grad OD

samantha rao od

Samantha J. Rao, O.D., F.A.A.O. discusses finding your optometry niche as a new grad OD in this video interview. I knew as a student that I wanted to pursue residency and advanced training in specialty contact lenses, but not all students or new grads have a specialty in mind that …

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The Importance of Advocacy In Optometry

Erik Henderson OD

We hear the word advocacy thrown around quite a bit in optometry, but what does advocacy in optometry really mean? There’s really a simple definition: if you advocate for something it means that you believe strongly in it. There are advocates all around us every day. Businesses advocating for their …

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Optometry Billing and Coding Guide

Optometry Billing and Coding Guide

When you are getting started, optometry billing and coding is challenging. It takes time to become an expert, but starting out, just knowing the difference between routine and medical plans, what copays may be applicable to visits, or how deductibles will affect fees can help patients feel more at ease …

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