Outlook

Introduction to the issue and commentary on recent trends in the profession. By Jack Persico, Editor-in-Chief

A Recipe for Behavior Change

A cautionary tale about diet and the eye might convince patients to accept personal responsibility.
09/15/2019

Breaking Down Barriers

There’s nothing special about multifocal and toric contact lenses. And that’s a good thing.
08/15/2019

Optometry on Trial—Again

The public may get to make the call on a contested scope expansion bill. Will it be another PR nightmare?
07/15/2019

Losing Patience… and Patients

To make a dent in the diabetes epidemic, you need to tackle sensitive topics head-on.
06/15/2019

The Unkindest Cut

A leading surgical society uses its antipathy toward optometry as a selling point, limiting its own prospects.
05/15/2019

Regaining Vision

Helping people see clearly is in optometry’s DNA. What can we do to make it more central to your day?
04/15/2019

In Between Days

The defeat of the Arkansas expansion bill is more a delay of the inevitable rather than an outright failure.
03/15/2019

‘Further Research is Needed’

It’s both a mantra and a cliché—and also an important reminder to practicing clinicians.
02/15/2019

Be Farsighted About Myopia

Consider it a disease, not a trait. And then treat it like any other pathology.
01/15/2019

Minor Surgery, Major Progress

Some ODs are quietly dropping the ‘co’ from ‘surgical comanagement.’ And they just got a surprise new ally.
12/15/2018

Upcoming Events

October 4-5, 2019

East Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Program Chair: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert Weinreb, MD
Up to 12 CE Credits

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November 1-3, 2019

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Charleston
Location: Charleston Marriott
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Key Faculty: Doug Devries, Marc Bloomenstein, Robert P. Woodridge, Jack Schaeffer
Up to 19 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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December 6-7, 2019

Retina Update 2019
Location: Fairmont Scottsdale
Program Chair: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO
Program Co-Chair: Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO
Up to 12 CE Credits 

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