April 15, 2012


Annual Contact Lens Report

Minimize Follow-Up for Multifocal Contacts

Do you hesitate to offer multifocal contact lenses to your presbyopes? Not to worry. You can fit these patients successfully—and without the endless follow-up visits.

Office Design

An Eye on Design

A fresh look in your optical can improve your professional image and allow patients to see your practice in a whole new light.

Practice Management

Don't Let Rejection Get You Down

Follow along as we navigate the maze of medical claim rejection and successfully appeal a denied claim—while we discuss how to prevent rejected claims in the first place.

SECO Roundup

SECO 2012: Education Plus a Whole Lot More

From education to exhibitors, SECO offered something extra for attendees this year.



Borish Built a Better O.D.

Dr. Irvin Borish was not a simple fame-monger like I am. He was as humble as a card-carrying genius could be.

Clinical Quandaries

When Interferon Interferes

A patient with hepatitis C presents with cotton-wool spots. Is the patient’s interferon treatment causing the problem?

Coding Connection

Time for Spring Cleaning

You probably don’t perform compliance reviews, do you? If not, it’s time to start cleaning house!

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

A Real Pain in the Eye

There’s no shortage of pain management options for severe corneal injuries. It’s just a matter of choosing the best one for your patient.

Diagnostic Quiz

More Than a New Rx?

A biomicroscope revealed a small, dense, white lesion in the inferior portion of the left cornea.

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

Patient Has a Bad Latitude

A longstanding patient with pseudoexfoliative glaucoma in one eye wonders how she ‘got’ it.

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Here's what our readers have to say.

News Review

ACOE Aims to Accredit CE

The AOA’s House of Delegates will vote on the ACOE proposal at their meeting in late June.

B+L Plans to Buy ISTA

The $500 million purchase is slated to be finalized during the 2nd quarter of 2012.

Don't Donate Old Glasses

A $10 donation for an eye exam is better, study says.

Farewell Dr. Borish

Optometry mourns the loss of visionary Irvin Borish, O.D.

Missouri Kids’ Vision Law to Expire?

Law will expire this year unless it’s renewed by the legislature.

Myopia: It's Not Just the Length, but the Lens

Myopia is commonly described as having an eyeball that is “too long.” Not exactly.

In the News

A look at a few of the latest headlines in eye care.


Set the Tone

Patients feed off of your attitude. What do they hear when you discuss multifocals?

Product Review

Product Review

A look at some of the latest product offerings in eye care.

Retina Quiz

Medical History is Critical

This patient reported a history of both skin and lung cancer. However, not all patients disclose such information to their eye care providers.

Surgical Minute

Comanaging Canaloplasty

This procedure is becoming increasingly desirable. Read on for what every O.D. needs to know about it, and visit the Multimedia section for a video demonstration of the procedure.

Therapeutic Review

'Like Sandpaper in the Morning'

Here’s how you can help break the vicious cycle of nocturnal lagophthalmos.