February 15, 2014


Ophthalmic Drugs

Learn to Spot Drug-Seeking Behavior

While somewhat uncommon in an optometric setting, you should be prepared to identify and address patients who are on the hunt for prescription painkillers.

Doxycycline: Do's and Don'ts

This workhouse antibiotic plays a role in the treatment of several ocular conditions, so it is important to understand its uses and risks.

A Roundup of Recently Approved Ophthalmic Drugs

Simbrinza, Zioptan, Ilevro, Prolensa, Bepreve--just to name a few. Now that we've had a chance to use them, do they measure up to our initial expectations?

Practice Management

Strength in Numbers: Do You Need an Ally?

Find out what professional alliance groups offer, whether it's right for you, and how to sift through all the options.

How to Rx the Lowest Cost Drug for Your Patient

Our prescribing decisions have both physical and financial consequences for our patients. Here are several ways to help patients get affordable and effective meds.

SECO Preview

SECO 2014: Go Forward and Flashback

With 275 courses on everything from AREDS to zoster, 400 CE hours and plenty of events, expect one hot time in Atlanta.



Crime Doesn't Pay ... Enough

My latest loss to theivery: An old color vision screening book.

Coding Connection

Now's the Time to Tackle AMD

Time to take a stand against macular degeneration

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

The Results Are In?

A new genetic test can identify the presence of a rare corneal dystrophy. How can you use this information in your clinic?

Diagnostic Quiz

Diplopia, Diabetes Divulge Dx

What's Your Diagnosis?

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

Test the Macula for Glaucoma

A 66-year-old white female presents for a glaucoma consultation with mixed findings. Does her macula give us a hint?

News Review

Google's 'Smart' Lens for Diabetes

Designed to control blood sugar levels

In the News

Review the latest industry news

Don't Shut the Window on Neuroplasticity

Vision can improve love after critical period


A Prescription for Growth

With a renewed focus on medications and primary care, optometry stands to flourish.

Product Review

Product Review

The latest in industry products.

Retina Quiz

Where To Begin?

This patient presented with severe hypertension, diabetes and multiple ocular complications. What's the correct diagnosis?

Surgical Minute

A New Wrinkle

When do LASIK flaps warrant repositioning, and what’s the role of the OD?

Therapeutic Review

Collateral Damage

In addition to vein occlusion, collateral vascularization may be linked to optic disc drusen, diabetes or even tumor formation.