As organized optometry continues to fight for scope of practice expansion, clinicians must arm themselves with the knowledge necessary to incorporate the new care regimens into their practices. More advanced surgical procedures such as laser trabeculoplasty, for example, call for not just new tools, but also the know-how to code for them properly.
Color vision testing is a staple to screen for congenital color vision defects; it’s also helpful to detect or monitor disease progression in patients with various neuro-ophthalmic conditions. Often, a color vision test can be a cost-effective and readily accessible technique to identify and monitor certain ocular diseases and enable earlier intervention.
Supported by an unrestricted grant from Bausch + Lomb.
This supplement, created in partnership with the Ocular Wellness and Nutrition Society (OWNS), gives practicing optometrists a much-needed overview of how nutrition, dietary supplementation and systemic health affect patients' eyes and bodies. Contributors are an esteemed group of ODs, MDs and PhDs who have researched these issues at length. Here, they share their insights on how optometry patients can benefit from greater attention to nutrition and systemic wellness initiatives.
Adding a specialty to your practice helps you do more for patients in need while standing out in the community. The fastest growing one in optometry is dry eye, but ODs are also turning their attention to specialty contact lenses, vision therapy, low vision and myriad other niches. Here’s what these opportunities can do for you.
This article walks through five key steps clinicians should take to successfully complete a specialty contact lens fitting and explains how several newer diagnostic instruments can be clinically helpful for novices and veterans alike.
Here, we take a look at what we know—and what remains to be resolved—about conjunctivitis and how best to distinguish between the condition’s various forms.
Optometry is, by its nature, a giving profession—but many optometry practices go above and beyond.
When disaster strikes, it can leave the most prepared business owner feeling vulnerable and worried about his or her business, employees and patients.
Women In Optometry magazine is continuing its expansion as a multichannel communication platform with the launch of WO Voices, a podcast series.