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Practice Management

Patient Portal Reminders May Help Re-Engage “No-Show” Patients, Study Finds

Sending EHR messages within one business day of a missed appointment doubled the likelihood of a rebooking.
February 27, 2024

Private Equity Managers Turn to ODs to Boost Efficiency

After acquisitions of ophthalmology practices, a recent analysis noted an increase of nearly one optometrist per clinic and a 24% expansion in patient volume by ODs.
October 3, 2023

AOA Argues Proposed Changes to FTC Eyeglass Rule are Misdirected

The updates “don’t reflect real-world marketplace conditions,” failing to caution consumers against online retailers or consider how small business optometry practices may be affected.
March 22, 2023

Prepare Employees for Myopia Visit Increase

To keep up with demand, researchers recommend upskilling current employees and tools to reduce chair time.
June 24, 2022

AMA Offers New Guidelines on Race and Ethnicity Reporting

ODs say this approach should be applied to clinical practice, too.
September 9, 2021

Expanded Scope of Practice Law Nears Completion in Mississippi

The bill, which would allow ODs to prescribe oral steroids, administer injectables and remove growths around the eyelids, awaits the Governor’s signature.
March 17, 2021

Mississippi Pushes for Expanded Scope of Practice

Proposal includes oral steroids, lid lesion care and laser capsulotomy privileges.
February 9, 2021

Optometry is Growing, Diversifying

Findings indicate an evolving and equitable workforce, based on productivity and satisfaction.
October 12, 2020

Arkansas ODs Victorious Against Referendum

The court rules that the medical lobby didn’t meet the requirements to put the issue on the general-election ballot.
September 17, 2020

Building Up During COVID-19

Amid the epidemic, practices are starting to see patients in a modified course of action.
May 18, 2020