Videos

Catching Up With The #DifferenceMakers Eyecare Mission Trip

Essilor DifferenceMakers

This article was created in partnership with Essilor, a proud supporter of NewGradOptometry and new graduate optometrists. 😎 In October of 2018, Essilor of America launched its #DifferenceMakers campaign in order to recognize eyecare professionals who embody the company’s mission of improving lives by improving sight. In March 2019, four …

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How To Become a Contact Lens Specialist

Melissa Barnett OD

Dr. Melissa Barnett discusses how to become a contact lens specialist or identify opportunities for specialization by leveraging your passions. There are many specialties in optometry – from vision therapy, to dry eye, specialty contact lenses, pediatrics, and countless other areas you can focus on or build a practice around. …

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Getting Comfortable With Medical Eyecare

Getting-Comfortable-With-Medical-Eyecare

We sat down with Dr. Scot Morris, OD, FAAO and Patricia Fulmer, OD, FAAO at Vision Expo West 2018 to discuss what it means to be involved in medical eyecare and what you can do to feel comfortable getting started treating ocular disease. There is often a distinction made between …

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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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Optometry and Medical Mission Trips

Hannah Cho OD

Dr. Hannah Cho discusses optometry and medical mission trips in this video interview and how and why it is important for optometrists to get involved and give back. If you have ever been on optometry mission trips, or any mission trip for that matter, chances are the experience has etched …

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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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Orthokeratology Contact Lenses for Myopia Control

Inna Lazar OD

Utilizing orthokeratology contact lenses for myopia control has become increasingly more common. However getting patients to try specialty contact lenses isn’t easy, nor is it easy for optometrists to master fitting and getting comfortable with these lenses. Prescribing orthokeratology lenses for patients whether it is for the purpose of myopia …

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Getting Comfortable With Multifocal Contact Lenses

Gabrielle Boyd OD

Getting comfortable with multifocal contact lenses can be difficult, but with the right strategy and patient education you can be very successful. Dr. Gabrielle Boyd shares her top tips for fitting multifocal contact lenses in this video interview. Dr. Boyd recommends gathering information before you even start the fitting process. …

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