Introduction to the issue and commentary on recent trends in the profession. By Jack Persico, Editor-in-Chief

Give Yourselves a Hand

ODs are taking on more front-line work manipulating ocular tissue rather than merely examining it.

The Best is Yet to Come

Our 125th anniversary year ends with a farewell to the past and a bold embrace of the future.

Double Vision

Can patients see you as both a generalist and a specialist? With a little finesse, it can be done.

Technical Difficulties

High-tech diagnostic screening tools only help if you prioritize education and attentiveness.

Hard Times for Soft Lenses

Two reports document challenges to long-term success and reinforce the importance of good education.

Second Chances

Your practice should be filled with multifocal patients by now. Take heart: it still can be.

An Origin Story

Optometry’s gains were hard won. An awareness of the past will help you create a vision of the future.

Defeating Diabetes

Over 100 million Americans are either at risk or actively in need of care. What can you do? In a word, more.

The Walking DED

Millions of people have dry eye disease, and countless more are fated to get it. Are you ready?

Silicon Meets Silicone

US optometrists now have access to a contact lens that tracks IOP. Other smart lenses are in the works, too.

Upcoming Events

February 17-21, 2017

Topic: Annual Winter Ophthalmic Conference
Location: Snowmass Village, Aspen, CO
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March 24-26, 2017

Topic: New Technologies and Treatments in Eye Care
Location: Marriott Charleston, Charleston, SC
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April 20-23, 2017

Topic: New Technologies and Treatments in Eye Care & OCCRS Joint Meeting
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