Outlook

The Elephant in the Exam Room

Optometrists deliver a sizable percentage of eye care, yet remain conspicuously absent from ophthalmology’s worldview.
05/15/2024

Attack of the Clones

Artificial intelligence tools may be able to imitate some of a doctor’s skills, but they come up short where it really matters.
04/15/2024

51 Flavors of Optometry

The profession’s fragmented legal basis lets some states surge while others languish, creating dozens of varieties.
03/15/2024

Screen Time on Steroids

Apple’s entry into the VR market will popularize headset devices, putting digital displays closer than ever to vulnerable eyes.
02/15/2024

See For Yourself

Sharpen your disease detection skills with a new collection of images, then use it as a springboard to explore our archives.
01/15/2024

Surgery Out of the Shadows

Optometry’s embrace of minor procedures is increasingly accepted to be simply one more facet of primary eyecare practice.
12/15/2023

Leaving New York

Vision Expo East’s move to Orlando closes the curtain on a long run of prominence for the city in the optometric landscape.
11/15/2023

Playing the Percentages

Ophthalmology’s ranks are declining, patient demand is rising—and ODs say they’re open to a bold idea that might help with both.
10/11/2023

Baby Boom

The next generation of optometrists is transforming the profession—and our publication.
09/15/2023

No Hollywood Ending

It’s worth rooting for cooperation (or at least detente) between the two eyecare professions while still expecting little to none.
08/15/2023

Upcoming Events

June 4, 2024

Rethinking Dry Eye Disease: A Contemporary Approach to a Complex Condition
Location: Virtual
Presenters:  Karl G. Stonecipher, MD, and Jessica Steen, OD
Webinar: 8:00pm ET

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June 19, 2024

Showcasing Inflammation and IOP Control
Location: The Palm Nashville, TN
Presenters: Nora Lee Cothran, OD, and Walter Whitley, OD, MBA
Time: 6:15pm CT

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June 20, 2024

Current Thinking in Dry Eye Disease: Contemporary Perspectives on a Complex Condition
Location: Morton's The Steakhouse, Nashville, TN
Presenters: David Kading, OD, and Jessilin Quint, OD
Program: 7
:00pm CT

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