Practice Management

The Role of Race and Ethnicity in Optometry

Biologic factors combined with social patterns create distinct patterns in how eye diseases manifest. Though not foolproof, these give us at least a sense of a patient’s elevated risk for certain conditions.
01/15/2022

Connecting Across Cultures: How to Reach Out to Hispanics

This burgeoning group offers an ideal example of the need to develop “cultural competence” in the clinic. Other distinct communities are profiled here as well.
01/15/2022

Breaking Down Barriers: The Black Experience in Optometry

How to establish trust and provide effective communication to create a stronger connection between optometrists and the Black community.
01/15/2022

Evaluating Patients with Neurodevelopmental Conditions

Learn how to modify your practice and clinical approach to best manage this population.
01/15/2022

How to Offer Inclusive Care for LGBTQ+ Patients

Recognize inherent biases in practices and implement more supportive behavior to interact with members of this community respectfully.
01/15/2022

How to Defuse a Difficult Patient

Whatever the trigger, take a deep breath and adopt an empathetic approach to calm the situation.
01/15/2022

2021 Income: Back on the Playing Field

COVID-19 is here to stay, but optometry made significant financial strides this year to show it’s not going anywhere either.
12/15/2021

Eye-Popping Office Spaces

ODs bounced back from the COVID doldrums with bold and adventurous new design ideas.
11/15/2021

Protect Yourself from Malpractice

These insights will help you better understand how to avoid—and best prepare against—it.
10/15/2021

AMA Offers New Guidelines on Race and Ethnicity Reporting

ODs say this approach should be applied to clinical practice, too.
09/09/2021