Patient Care

The Role of Race and Ethnicity in Optometry

Biologic factors combined with social patterns create distinct patterns in how eye diseases manifest. Though not foolproof, these give us at least a sense of a patient’s elevated risk for certain conditions.
01/15/2022

Connecting Across Cultures: How to Reach Out to Hispanics

This burgeoning group offers an ideal example of the need to develop “cultural competence” in the clinic. Other distinct communities are profiled here as well.
01/15/2022

Breaking Down Barriers: The Black Experience in Optometry

How to establish trust and provide effective communication to create a stronger connection between optometrists and the Black community.
01/15/2022

Evaluating Patients with Neurodevelopmental Conditions

Learn how to modify your practice and clinical approach to best manage this population.
01/15/2022

How to Offer Inclusive Care for LGBTQ+ Patients

Recognize inherent biases in practices and implement more supportive behavior to interact with members of this community respectfully.
01/15/2022

How to Defuse a Difficult Patient

Whatever the trigger, take a deep breath and adopt an empathetic approach to calm the situation.
01/15/2022

Making Your Practice Kid-Friendly

How to simplify exams and make them fun while minimizing stress for you, the pediatric patients and their parents.
01/15/2022

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.
10/15/2021

Get to Know HZO

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the various treatment options to effectively manage this condition.
05/15/2021

5 Patients Who Need UV Protection and Why

Taking a thorough patient history is the first step in formulating personalized recommendations for UV protection.
03/15/2014

Upcoming Events

October 18, 2022

MORE INSIGHT: A Closer Look at the Latest AREDS2 Data
Location: Webinar
Moderator: Paul M. Karpecki, OD, FAAO 
Presenters: Rishi P. Singh, MD, Jeffry Gerson, OD, Emily Chew MD
8:00–9:00pm EST

Sponsored by Bausch + Lomb

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November 11-13, 2022

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Orlando
Location: Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Earn up to 19 COPE Credits (approval pending)

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December 9-10, 2022

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Program Co-chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert N. Weinreb, MD
Up to 12 LIVE COPE Credits (approval pending)

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