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Scan, Prescribe, Succeed!

Profilometry-based scleral lenses for pesky pinguecula.
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Wave Hello to Wavefront-Guided Sclerals

These lenses are a great option for those with residual higher-order aberrations but also can be used to create excellent multifocals.
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Should Hindsight Be 20/20?

The decision on when to give a child their first pair of glasses might not be as clear-cut as the guidelines lead us to believe. The current guidelines from optometry and ophthalmology are set up based on age and refractive error. If a child is over a certain age and you measure a refractive error of roughly a set amount, the recommendation is that you prescribe that amount so that the child can have the best possible vision. 

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Sounds of Silence

Q: What considerations should be given when performing eye examinations on patients who are deaf?

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Peaked Interest

A 77-year-old female patient presented to the office emergently with a chief complaint of pupil distortion. She was admitted to the hospital after a fall, had a small subconjunctival hemorrhage inferiorly. While looking at the eye more closely, she noticed her pupil looked funny.

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March 15, 2024


Ease Yourself Into Myopia Management

While it’s true that going “all-in” on this new area of care can give you the most control over outcomes, novices can find ways to begin gradually and still see success.

Have You Kept Up with the Recent 'New Drug' Deluge?

Optometrists have access to many new meds right now, with a flood of more on the way. Here’s a comprehensive review of what’s out now and what’s in the pipeline.

OCT Beyond the Basics: Unlock the Power of This Essential Tool

How to maximize use of this instrument based on the specific pathology at hand.

Optometric Scope: Breaking Down Barriers

Here’s how ODs are challenging old boundaries—and what they can do once freed from them.

Safe and Savvy Prescribing of Oral Pharmaceuticals

Two experts share their best “dos and don'ts” to help you confidently handle the most common scenarios across several different categories of medications.


Well, This is Odd

Do you know the clinical features of this disease?

Shining the Slit Lamp on ADCs

ODs can greatly help ovarian cancer patients who are taking this advanced therapeutic agent, specifically Elahere.

51 Flavors of Optometry

The profession’s fragmented legal basis lets some states surge while others languish, creating dozens of varieties.

A Look at Lutein

This lipid-soluble pigment is an integral part of maintaining ocular health.

Bad History, Bad Patient, Bad Bug

A misdiagnosis can cause a vision-threatening complication exacerbated by a noncompliant patient.

Down the Tubes

Tube shunt erosion can be rare, but it is a serious complication for glaucoma patients.

Not So Nerve-ous

Know the signs of this frequently misdiagnosed condition.

Platitudes, Schmatitudes

Listening, learning and being yourself leads to success.

Power Up Your Prescribing

Start e-scribing new medications to specialty pharmacies.

The Ol' Switcheroo

Blurring of central vision indicated to the patient—and us—that something was amiss. Do you know what happened?

Uprooting Misdirected Lashes

Trichiasis ablation with radiofrequency can be a more permanent treatment option.


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.

Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses

January/February 2024
Women in Optometry

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

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