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

June 17, 2021

Understanding Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema
Location: Virtual Event
Speakers: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO and David RP. Almeida, MD, MBA, PhD
8:00–9:00pm EST

Sponsored by Regeneron

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June 23, 2021

Early Identification and Timely Referral
Location: Virtual Event
Speakers: Joseph M. Coney, MD and Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO
8:00–9:00pm EST

Sponsored by Regeneron

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June 29, 2021

Genetic Testing: A New Frontier in Management of Inherited Retinal Diseases
Location: Virtual Event
Speaker: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO
8:00pm EST
Earn 1 LIVE COPE Credit

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