Practice Management

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.
03/17/2021

Mississippi Pushes for Expanded Scope of Practice

Proposal includes oral steroids, lid lesion care and laser capsulotomy privileges.
02/09/2021

Where Does Vision Care Fit in 2021?

A thriving optical practice needs three Ps: patients, purchases and profits. Each faces setbacks and obstacles. Here’s a look at recent threats and possible ways forward.
01/15/2021

Family is Family

They’re great and all, but they’ll drive you nuts. And you can’t even escape them at the office.
11/15/2020

A Simpler Way to Code Office Encounters

A major update coming in January will finally make things much easier.
10/15/2020

Will Subspecialization Help Optometry Evolve?

After years of discussion, it just may happen. Some think it’s long overdue—others say it’s unnecessary. Here’s a preview.
10/15/2020

Eye Care at the Speed of Light

Telehealth and AI rely on digital tools when human interaction is hard to come by. Here’s how these trends have been accelerated by the shutdown and other catalysts.
10/15/2020

How COVID-19 is Reshaping Optometry

With all the changes wrought by the pandemic, optometrists must be nimble and willing to adapt—or else find themselves outmaneuvered.
10/15/2020

Musings Behind the Mask

My PPE is getting to my head, causing more reflection than usual. These notes might just spark something in you, too.
10/15/2020

Optometry is Growing, Diversifying

Findings indicate an evolving and equitable workforce, based on productivity and satisfaction.
10/12/2020

Upcoming Events

March 19-20, 2021 and June 11-12, 2021

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care Spring & Summer Conference
Location: Virtual Event
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Earn 24 LIVE COPE Credits 

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April 11 and 18, 2021

Dry Eye Colloquium: Improving Diagnosis, Treatment and Patient Outcomes
Location: Virtual Event
Speakers: Marc Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO, & Douglas K. Devries, OD
8:00am–12:15pm EST (4/11)
8:00 am–12:15 pm PST (4/18)
Earn 4 LIVE COPE Credits

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April 20, 2021

Insane in the Membrane - Practical Applications of Amniotic Membranes
Location: Virtual Event
Speaker: Osama Said, OD
8:00pm EST
Earn 1 LIVE COPE Credit

Register here