October 15, 2013


Clinical Care

Learn to Provide Comfort and Care to CBS Patients

Fortunately, our patient with Charles Bonnet syndrome was comfortable discussing his hallucinations. Others might not be. Asking the right questions and offering reassurance is the responsibility of every optometrist.

Income Survey

8 Ways to Increase Your Income

ODs are working harder just to keep up their current income. Here are some ideas to hlep you work--and earn--smarter

Optometric Study Center

Essential Elements of Tracking Practice Performance

These key metrics can reveal areas of concern and opportunity to assist in strategic planning

Practice Management

7 Blunders of Front Desk Staff

Lousy phone etiquette. Badmouthing patients. Too much time on Facebook. Sound familiar? Here's what you can do about it.

Economics of Apathy

Doing Nothing is Easy, But Expensive



Finally, I'm Deemed Meaningful

I've spent years feeling useless and incompetent, but now the government has redeemed me!

Clinical Quandaries

Use it or Lose it!

You know your patients' visual and lifestyle needs better than anyone. So why are you letting someone else handle your patients' post-op care?

Coding Connection

Hark! The ICD-10 is Coming!

The ICD-10 is coming! The ICD-10 is coming! (But hold your horses—there’s still time to get ready.)

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Diagnostic Quiz

Connect the Dots

What's your diagnosis?

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

Same Cup, Different Ratios

Different providers determine different cup-to-disc ratios for the same patient. Will C/D ever be standardized?

News Review

Cataract Surgery and Mortality Risk

Study links longer life to cataract surgery

Computerized Glaucoma Test More Accurate than IOP or Visual Fields?

Automated technique measures cup-to-disc ratio

Diabetes Tests Not Used Adequately

Some patients do not receive adequate treatment changes

Do Statins Cause or Prevent Cataracts?

Two recent studies draw conflicting conclusions between statins and cataracts.

In the News

Here's a look at a few of the latest headlines.

New Device Detects Early Stages of AMD

Test uses mfPOP as means to diagnose threatening diseases

Report: Antibiotics Resistance is Rising

Up to 50% of prescriptions are unnecessary

Where is Rosacea the Worst?

Residents of New England suffer most, study says


Pump Up the Volume

Optometric patient volume hasn’t budged since the 1990s. It’s time to move forward.

Product Review

Product Review

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

Retina Quiz

The Tax of Inheritance

Our patient's siblings both have significantly reduced acuity levels. Now, she is experiencing vision loss, too. Is there a genetic connection?

Surgical Minute

Smooth Operator

Surgeons expect us to deliver a patient with pristine ocular surface. Here's how superficial keratectomy can help.

Therapeutic Review

A Whiter Shade of Pale

This man presented with bilateral optic nerve pallor. What is the most likely underlying cause?