Focus on Refraction

This mainstay of optometric practice continues to challenge even seasoned ODs Learn how to do better. By Marc B. Taub, OD, MS, and Paul Harris, OD

It's a Small World After All

Prolonged near-point tasks shrink a patient’s visual horizon to their immediate surroundings, overtaxing vergence and accommodation.
10/15/2018

Emmetropia isn’t Perfect

Hyperopia is expected at distance. This month, we explore its purpose and why it exists in the visual process.
08/15/2018

Home on the Range

There’s no one ideal refraction. Prescriptions are as diverse as the patients in your chair.
06/15/2018

Fresnel Prism to the Rescue

Finding the perfect prism can take time and patience, but once it fits, it sticks.
04/15/2018

Hone Your Astigmatic Refraction

Use these tips to refine your skills and perform this task more swiftly.
02/15/2018

Take It to the Limit

In the pursuit of the best visual acuities for our patients, overminusing can do more harm than good—in the long run.
12/15/2017

Discretion is the Better Part of Valor

A decompressive surgery patient makes strides in vision that come short of binocularity. Sometimes, good is good enough.
10/15/2017

Amblyopia: Ditch the Patch

Research argues in favor of binocular approaches.
08/15/2017

Putting Pen to Paper

You don’t always need expensive proprietary systems to address your patient’s aniseikonia.
06/15/2017

Low-Tech TBI Rehabilitation

Often, binasal occlusion with a small piece of tape can be a huge help for stroke and brain injury patients.
04/15/2017

Upcoming Events

November 30-December 1, 2018

The Optometric Retina Society and Review Group Vision Care Education Present: Retina Update 2018
Location: Fairmont Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ
Program Chairs: Steve Ferrucci, OD, and Mohammad Rafieetary, OD
Up to 11 CE credits (COPE approved)
Register here

December 14-15, 2018

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location:
 Monarch Hotel, Dana Point, CA
Program Chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert N. Weinreb, OD
Up to 12 CE credits (COPE approved)
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February 15-19, 2019

Annual Winter Ophthalmic Conference
Location: The Westin Snowmass Conference Hotel
Program Chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Leo Semes, OD
Up to 20 CE credits (COPE approval pending)
Register here

 

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