Optometry is one of the few remaining professions with a still-vibrant culture of single-doctor private practices, giving its practitioners a chance to live out the classic “hang a shingle” mode of making a living. Or at least it used to be a thriving part of optometry. More ODs are turning away from private practice ownership and opting instead to choose a paycheck over a P&L statement.
A 76-year-old Caucasian female with moderately advanced open-angel glaucoma, OD>OS was initially seen in 2007, at which point she was undiagnosed. At that visit, her optic nerve appearances warranted further evaluation, which confirmed she was a glaucoma suspect without frank structural and functional glaucomatous damage.
You’ve taken the kids for their checkups and scheduled your parents’ doctor visits. You even went along to make sure they understand what was happening.
Nikki Iravani, OD, is always on the lookout for a great marketing tip.
Nine women ODs were honored during the fourth annual Theia Awards of Excellence from Women In Optometry magazine.