Build a rapport with patients and understand they are placing trust in staffers when choosing new glasses. Tami Hagemeyer, ABOC, FNAO, offers suggestions to maximize patients' satisfaction with the process.
Cleaning and laundry chemicals are commonly found around our patients' homes and not always locked away from children's access. Rich Mangan, OD, talks about how to treat and help prevent ocular chemical burns in younger patients.
Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by Borrelia bacteria which is spread by ticks. Editorial Advisory Board member Michael Cooper, OD, explains Lyme disease and the ocular conditions associated with it.
The opioid crisis in the U.S. continues to explode as some patients are turning to street drugs once their prescriptions run out. Thuy-Lan Nguyen, OD, discusses how ODs can be part of the solution when patients show signs of prescription or non-prescription drug abuse.
Every so many years we see a shift in our workforce. Carole Burns, OD, explains how ODs can better manage the younger, millennial generation in their offices.
Sports concussions continue to make the news as long-term effects continue to emerge. Katherine K. Weise, OD, MBA, FAAO, explains how concussions and optometry are related and how ODs can help assist patients who suffer side effects of sports concussions.
Prescribing narcotics and opioids has come under scrutiny of late as the opioid epidemic continues to grow. Optometry Times Chief Optometric Editor Benjamin P. Casella, OD, FAAO, gives his three key points to consider before handing over that prescription to your patient.
Monitoring and measuring a glaucoma patient's intraocular pressure can be challenging with patients' busy schedules. Optometry Times Chief Optometric Editor Benjamin P. Casella, OD, FAAO, gives his reasons why home tonometry can help drive a treatment partnership between doctor and patient.
Many ODs recommend the 20-20-20 Rule to patients to help alleviate eye strain from digital device usage. But few know its origins. Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS, digs deep to discover who coined the tagline and why.
In both child and elder abuse, timely intervention can save a life. All members of the eyecare community must be aware of the signs and symptoms of abuse and their responsibilities in reporting to appropriate authorities.