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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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3 Patient Education Pearls in Optometry

Patient education is key. As you begin your career, you will quickly learn how important it is to be an effective communicator with your patients, and unfortunately, how very difficult it can be. Oftentimes, it is easy to think you are communicating clearly, but in reality, your patients might not …

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5 Tips for Explaining Ocular Disease to Your Patients

Whether it is ARMD, glaucoma, or astigmatism, explaining ocular disease conditions to your patient can be a challenge. As optometrists, we spend four years learning how the eye works, and what needs to be done to correct the problem. Our patients, however, come to us with a variety of experience. …

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Patient Education Series: Headaches and Eyestrain

Communicating with patients is one of the most difficult, yet important things we as healthcare professionals do. It can be difficult to communicate with patients in a manner that reduces technical terminology and jargon. We often provide our patients with pamphlets in our offices, attempting to shed light on important …

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