As the prevalence of diabetes in America continues to climb, practitioners are faced with questions every day in their practices. Questions such as, "Can I eat cake now?
In the April 2017 issue (“How sleep affects the ocular surface”) I explored the relationship between sleep and
Optometry Times Chief Optometric Editor Benjamin P. Casella, OD, FAAO, discusses how exercises including yoga impact patients who have glaucoma.
Taking these 10 steps will help lead your patients to receiving a phenomenal experience and take your technician career to the next level.
Every member of the office staff plays an integral part in setting the tone of competence, caring, and efficiency.
In the near future, eyecare providers will have devices that, given an image of a patient’s retina, can tell us the exact diagnosis at the touch of a button. AI will play an increasingly significant role in the way healthcare providers care for their patients in the clinic. There is real and imminent potential for earlier, more accurate, and more uniform diagnosis.
There is a daily battle between online contact lens companies and the eyecare professionals who put their time and effort into providing patients with contact lenses. Ms. Hagemeyer explains the disconnect between ODs and online contact lens sales.
It is not realistic for patients to be prepared to respond when they are given news of a disease or disorder. Many times, patients are caught off guard at the mention of disease and assume a blank stare. What questions are they supposed to ask? Will Smith, OD, anticipates these questions and provides staff with information to keep patients informed.
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.
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.