Videos

Artificial Intelligence in Eye Care

Bryan Rogoff OD

Dr. Bryan Rogoff discusses artificial intelligence in eye care in this video interview. Healthcare is changing, and optometry is changing with it. New technology is emerging that uses artificial intelligence (A.I.) to detect disease states. Artificial intelligence in eye care has already taken shape utilizing fundus photography to capture the …

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The Benefits of Daily Disposable Contact Lenses

Melissa Barnett OD

There are many great benefits of daily disposable contact lenses. Despite these benefits, we know that oftentimes cost or other factors impact the value our patients perceive in them, driving them to start off in reusable lenses, particularly for those first time wearers. In this video interview, Dr. Melissa Barnett …

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Optometrists and Public Health

Dominic Brown OD

Optometrists and Public Health Dominic Brown, third year optometry student at SALUS University, also pursuing a Masters in Public Health discusses why optometrist and optometry students should consider an additional degree in public health in this video interview. Optometry is a public health profession, and optometrists provide a service that …

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Top 5 Tips for Spanish Eye Exams

alexander martin od

Going to see a doctor can be a stress-inducing experience for a lot of people, and that stress can be made even worse visiting a doctor who may not speak the same language. As a practicing doctor, you may not have the time to learn a new language, but you …

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Managing Discomfort in Contact Lenses

erin rueff od

Discomfort is the prevailing reason why many patients are opting to drop out of contact lens wear, and managing discomfort in contact lenses rests on our shoulders as eyecare professionals. While it is easy to blame the ocular surface or dryness for discomfort issues, optometrists know that treating surface level …

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Spanish Speaking Guide for Optometrists

alexander martin od

Working and communicating with patients is already challenging, but with an added language barrier, it can be a stressor for both the doctor and the patient. Dr. Martin, in his first semester of optometry school, encountered a Spanish speaking patient who was nervous and frustrated about her upcoming exam. The …

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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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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

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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