September 15, 2014


Dry Eye Report

How to Build a Dry Eye Center of Excellence

From technology to education to the latest clinical research, experts weigh in on how to create a practice specialty that's patient-focused and can boost your bottom line.

Sizing Up Ocular Surface Therapies

Optometrists now have a wide array of products and procedures to get chronic dry eye symptoms under control.

When It's More Than Dry Eye

Don't overlook or dismiss these concomitant, confounding conditions that can instigate and exacerbate dry eye.

Optic Neuropathy

A Detailed Look at Optic Nerve Anomalies

Here, we review diagnostic strategies for a wide variety of optic nerve irregularities that may be observed in clinical practice.

Practice Management

A Lesson Plan for Pediatric Practice Building

Here's a five-step plan to help you to expand your practice with pediatric eye care services.



Feeding Your Inner Fraidy Cat

Optometrists all seem to be living in a constant state of fear. I'm no different. Just like you, I put on my scaredy pants one leg at a time.

Clinical Quandaries

How to Handle a Hyper Kid

When we encounter an inattentive child, we tend to think that a vision problem is affecting his attention. Here's what to do when it's not.

Coding Connection

Don't Cry Over Dry Eye

A specialty contacts practice can insulate you from the commodity-based mindset of disposable lenses.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Can a Donor Cornea be Diseased?

Put patients at ease. It's extremely rare for a corneal transplant to transmit disease.

Diagnostic Quiz

You Ain't Got Time to Bleed

A 54-year-old female patient has vision loss and bleeding in her left eye. What is your diagnosis?

News Review

Study Offers 'Foolproof' Eye Test for Diagnosing ADHD

Researchers combine attention assessment with eye tracking to create an objective test for ADHD. But is it truly 'foolproof'?

California OD Bill is Shelved Again

The bill would have expanded an optometrists' scope of practice to give limited immunizations.

Retinal Changes Predict Dementia

A specific protein, TDP-43, depletes before neurodegeneration occurs.

Tracking IOP With an IOL

Patients could measure their own IOP using a smartphone app.

VEW: Where CE is the Odds-On Favorite

The Las Vegas meeting's clinical offerings cover the full scope of eye care, from cornea to retina and everything in between.


I Know What You Did Last Summer

The 2013 Sunshine Act data is about to go public. Are you ready for the big reveal?

Retina Quiz

Significant Growth Potential?

This patient presented with an unidentified lesion in her left eye. Is it likely to turn malignant?

Review of Systems

Essentials of Hypertension

High blood pressure remains a major health issue worldwide, with profound-and often silent-multisystemic effects.

Surgical Minute

Why All the Tears?

Here's how to diagnose, and even clear, most lacrimal duct obstructions.

Therapeutic Review

Treatment or Disease?

In some instances, properly medicating a patient may lead to other problems.