Chief Optometric Editor Ben Casella refuses to turn patients away if they cannot pay. He reminds himself—and all ODs—that the burden of care can be shared instead of carried alone.
Factors such as age, family history, and race are not modifiable. One OD examines how a change in dietary habits may be beneficial in treating those suffering from glaucoma.
A new study shows that mean blood sugar levels as reflected by glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) were strongly associated with cognitive decline and dementia.
The evolution of e-reading had some once proclaiming books are dead. One OD tells how old and new technologies can flourish side-by-side like books and e-reading and how one book and author has influenced his life.
Genetic testing is becoming more successful and is expanding in scope. Understand how the process works and how to guide your patients through it. Find out what is involved and how to manage genetic testing…plus access a list of resources for you and your patient.
Patients present with contact lens discomfort for a variety of reasons. Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO, and David Kading, OD, FAAO, FCLSA, explain why proper lid hygiene may be the key to increasing contact lens comfort.
Even though the loss of revenue or fear of the loss of revenue is the reason ODs wish at times to join online glasses sales, consider five reasons why online glasses sales may not be in the best interest of the OD.
The general public as well as some ODs have forgotten the extend of our core training. We have to educate our patients more thoroughly about why we do what we do and why it matters that they have an annual eye exam.
With patients undergoing cataract or refractive surgery, optometrists ensure a stable ocular surface before the surgeon performs preoperative calculations.