September 2007


Income Survey

Can You See Where the Dollars Are?

Our latest income survey finds that most optometrists are satisfied with their salaries. Still, they have lots of ideas for making more money without working more hours.

In-Office Lab Report

Should You Invest In an In-Office Lab?

Consider the number of anticipated jobs, your budget and your patient base when judging the potential return.

Ophthalmic Lenses

Lens Coatings: Start from Scratch!

Scratch-resistant, anti-reflective and photochromic coatings and treatments are just some of the benefits you can offer your patients.

Patient Care

The Great Optometric Smokeout

Cigarette smoking causes more than 400,000 deaths each year and has been linked to many ocular diseases. Here is how you can help patients kick the habit.

Practice Management

Create Your Practice Web Site in 5 Steps

Still don't have a Web site? It's not as hard as you might think, and it's increasingly necessary.

Special Report

Contact Lens Pioneers

Leaders of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Systemic Health

Hypertension: More Than Meets the Eye

Systemic hypertension isn’t always easy to diagnose. Here are some posterior segment ocular clues that may help in the diagnosis.



Optometrist, Know Thyself

We optometrists administer all kinds of tests. But, how often do we test ourselves? Take this little quiz to find out what kind of O.D. you are.

Clinical Quandaries

Why Don't O.D.s See Eye to Eye?

When it comes to getting their own eyes examined, most optometrists don’t take their own advice or follow the guidelines.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Accounting for Acanthamoeba

Why has there been a rise in non-bacterial contact lens-related infections, and what can you tell your patients?

Diagnostic Quiz

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

Simplicity Breeds Compliance

A simple change in medication and dosing frequency can facilitate long-term compliance in your glaucoma patients—once you establish a rapport.

Meetings and Conferences

News Review


'Sorry, That's Not My Job'

As primary-care providers, optometrists are often called upon to wear many hats.

Product Review

Retina Quiz

Can You Spot the Problem?

This patient reported the appearance of spots before both eyes. Was his history of mild hypertension to blame?

Therapeutic Review

Double the Trouble

How do you manage glaucoma in patients with chronic iridocyclitis?