Today's Spotlight

When Your Patient Complains of Headache

The complex, subjective nature of cephalgia makes it challenging to manage, yet its pervasive and severe characteristics have led people to seek treatment as far back as the earliest documented time in human existence. Today, headache is still a common presenting complaint in the emergency department (ED) and the single most common neurologic complaint in pediatric ED visits.

Today's Spotlight

Be Prepared for Papilledema

Pump up your diagnostic protocol by implementing these tests.

 
Today's Spotlight

How to Hire, Train and Retain Staff in a Fierce Labor Market

Flexibility, pay increases and employee happiness can optimally position a practice for low turnover  and attract the best and the brightest in the field.

 
Today's Spotlight

Take your Practice to New Heights

As the field of optometry continues to grow, expanding the care provided at your practice is a way to not only stand out but also level up as an eye care professional.

Today's Spotlight

Scoping Out Optometry’s Next Era

Momentum has been building to extend practice privileges for ODs, making eye care more accessible than ever before. Here’s where these efforts stand in 2021.

 
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Comanagement Connections

Read our six-part series on how to build relationships with other doctors that improve patient care and elevate your practice.

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October 15, 2021

Features

Be Prepared for Papilledema

Pump up your diagnostic protocol by implementing these tests.

How to Hire, Train and Retain Staff in a Fierce Labor Market

Flexibility, pay increases and employee happiness can optimally position a practice for low turnover and attract the best and the brightest in the field.

Protect Yourself from Malpractice

These insights will help you better understand how to avoid—and best prepare against—it.

Scoping Out Optometry’s Next Era

Momentum has been building to extend practice privileges for ODs, making eye care more accessible than ever before. Here’s where these efforts stand in 2021.

Take your Practice to New Heights

Adding new services and an expanded level of care for your patients’ benefit, as well as your own, is within reach. Here’s what to keep in mind.

When Your Patient Complains of Headache

Learn what this signifies and what to do about it.

Departments

A Disease for All Seasons

Don’t be fooled by its name: vernal keratoconjunctivitis can cause problems year-round. Heed these pearls to aid care.

A Glimpse Into the Future

Objective measurements of visual acuity continue to evolve, with a new method showing promising results.

Better Never Than Late?

A patient undergoes a seemingly uneventful cataract operation—then things take a turn for the worse.

Don’t Complicate Things

Neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s can make glaucoma management more challenging and contribute to disease progression.

Go With the Flow

Corneal hysteresis may help spot glaucoma in KCN patients.

Hiatus From Home

Looking for a getaway? There are so many places to go and people to see; you just need to know where to start.

Letters to the Editor

Feedback and ideas from the optometric community.

Not as Bad as it Seems

Episcleritis needs proper diagnosis and treatment to alleviate a patient’s worries.

Prescribing for Two

Be aware of the factors at play for pregnant diabetic women.

Special Delivery

The Durysta implant eases glaucoma hassles—for a time.

SWOT your Way to a Stronger Practice

Self-examination and awareness are key to preventing an audit.

The Itch to Innovate

New products entering the market can change the way you manage allergic eye disease.

The Spirit of ’71

That year, legislation and innovation gave optometry a broader clinical mandate and soft contact lenses. How are both faring today?

E-Newsletters

Practice Pearls

Expert clinician Paul Karpecki, OD, provides practical insights and management strategies for a wide array of ocular conditions.

OCCRS E-Newsletter

A quarterly e-newsletter by Optometric Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Society (OCCRS) covering the latest information on cornea, cataract and refractive surgery, comanagement and leading technologies.

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 2021 • 2.00 Credits

When Your Patient Complains of a Headache

September 2021 • 2.00 Credits

When Your Patient Complains of Ocular Pain

August 2021 • 2.00 Credits

What to Do When You See Uveitis

Additional Publications

Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses

September/October 2021
Women in Optometry

Women In Optometry continues to be published online, with regular updates on practice design, practice success, news, trends and perspectives. Visit womeninoptometry.com.

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