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Kids and Screens: Debating the Dangers

With the increase in screen time possible during the pandemic, many patients may inquire about the negative effects that the screens of their personal devices may have on their eyes and health. This article will highlight how digital screens affect the visual system and pediatric development, and will offer recommendations you can provide for your patients. 

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The Dos and Don’ts of Binocular Vision Testing

Binocular vision disorders are prevalent in patients at all stages of life—from pediatric to geriatric—and especially in patients with developmental disabilities and a history of traumatic brain injury. They can significantly affect a patient’s quality of life and their ability to perform daily tasks. Given the prevalence and symptomatology, all practitioners, regardless of their clinical settings, should be well adept at binocular vision testing and understand what is considered normal—and what suggests a binocular vision dysfunction.

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The Generalist’s Guide to Amblyopia

Amblyopia can be described as a reduction of the best-corrected visual acuity of one or both eyes, caused by conditions that affect normal visual development.1 It is not progressive and does not continue to cause further vision loss after visual maturation. Some may consider it an unavoidable disease process that results in visual difficulties in children, but amblyopia is actually a preventable and manageable condition. 

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Where Does Vision Care Fit in 2021?

Let’s review how some long-time practitioners are faring in this volatile environment and what strategies for success can be gleaned from their experiences in the trenches.

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Low Vision: Concepts and Clinical Skills for Generalists

Given the vital role vision plays in every aspect of life, all optometrists—regardless of specialty—must be able to distinguish between visual problems that can be corrected with conventional interventions and those that cannot. Low vision, which interferes with everyday activities, cannot be fixed with glasses, contact lenses, or other standard treatment approaches. Therefore, it is critical that primary care optometrists understand how to support these patients in their practice, even if their role is limited to assessment and comanagement. 

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January 15, 2021

Features

130 Years of Review: A Tradition of Reinvention

Celebrating our anniversary with a new design and a fresh outlook.

Dry Eye in Optometry: Trends, Habits and Hang-ups

Our reader survey finds most ODs opt for simple diagnostic tests and familiar treatments, constrained by financial pressures from advancing their care.

Kids and Screens: Debating the Dangers

While blue light isn’t inherently detrimental to the eye, unmanaged device use may hinder children in other ways.

Low Vision: Concepts and Clinical Skills for Generalists

Learn how to comprehensively assess the visual status of your patients and coordinate their care with an appropriate specialist.

The Dos and Don’ts of Binocular Vision Testing

Here’s how you can avoid common pitfalls and ensure patients of all ages receive the care they need.

The Generalist’s Guide to Amblyopia

These tips and tricks can help you strategize the right treatment approach for each patient.

Where Does Vision Care Fit in 2021?

A thriving optical practice needs three Ps: patients, purchases and profits. Each faces setbacks and obstacles. Here’s a look at recent threats and possible ways forward.

Departments

Letters to the Editor

Read this optometrist's reaction to an advertorial from last November's issue and Review of Optometry's response.

Near and Far

Cataract patients would like to know their options, and you’re the best person to inform them.

New Year, New Rules

Review the latest changes to the coding system so you can start off on the right foot.

Nuances of Neuropathy

Advances in neurobiological research and dry eye have paved the way for potentially breakthrough treatments.

Position Yourself for a Full-throttle Recovery

Once restrictions and safety concerns let up, pent-up demand will unleash a much-needed rebound year.

Rarer than RP

A progressive chorioretinal atrophy causes photoreceptor damage at a young age. Sound familiar? It’s not.

Rediscover Your Red-Free

While this monochromatic filter may be underused, don’t overlook its ability to shed light on a variety of conditions.

Scrubs: the Clothes, Not the Benchwarmers

There have been a lot of firsts over the past year, so I decided why not mix up my wardrobe?

The Pricing Problem

There will always be someone willing to charge less than you. Emphasize quality and personalized attention instead.

Timing is Everything

Take immediate action once you determine that this particular condition is affecting your patient.

When the Pressure’s On

Elevated IOP is bad. Combine it with a rise in ICP, and you’ve got a potential emergency on your hands.

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Optometric Retina Society E-Newsletter

Keep up to date on the latest research and clinical findings in retinal disease care with this quarterly publication from the ORS.

Optometric Physician E-Journal

A weekly e-journal edited by Art Epstein, OD, featuring incisive commentary, timely research summaries and late-breaking news.

Continuing Education

October 2020 • 2.00 Credits

Antibiotics in Eye Care: A Balancing Act

September 2020 • 2.00 Credits

Corneal Dystrophies Front to Back

Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses

November/December 2020

Women in Optometry

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