Videos

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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Finding Your Optometry Niche as a New Grad OD

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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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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 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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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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Top 3 Diagnostic Cues for Digital Eye Strain

We sat down with Dr. Jennifer Lyerly, co-founder of Defocus Media, on the best approach to diagnosing digital eye strain in younger patients. One of the challenges with this condition is that there isn’t a clinical consensus on what digital eye strain is, or how to diagnose it, so Dr. …

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