- NO-An Evidence-Based Approach to Unilateral Optic Nerve Edema
- NO-Developing a game plan for headaches and concussion protocol
- NO-Diving Deep into Concussions
- NO-ENT for the OD: Neuro-optometric Manifestations of Paranasal Sinus Disease
- NO-Is This Really Glaucoma?: Glaucoma Masqueraders Round-up
- NO-Mechanisms of Traumatic Brain Injury
- NO-Neurologic 'Dry' Eye
- NO-Pediatric Concussion: Where have We Been and Where are We Going?
- NO-Photophobia – When Light Hurts After Brain Injury, Migraine and Beyond
- NO-Pocket Aces: Alzheimer's & AMD How to Win the Hand Before It's Dealt
- NO-Sensory Systems and Neurodegenerative Processes
- NO-Sports EYEllustrated: Keep Your Head In The Game!
- NO-Swollen Optic Nerves from the OD to the Neuro-Ophthalmologist's Perspective
- NO-TBI/Concussion Examination Workshop for the Primary Care Practice
- NO-TBI: Visual Evaluation and Management
- NO-What a Pain! An Optometrist's Guide to Headaches
NO-Cervicogenic Eye Pain - When the Eye is a Pain in the Neck!
Non-specific eye pain with reading and computer use has increased dramatically since the onset of the pandemic and transition to remote learning and working from home. The most common etiology an optometrist will evaluate for is dry eye/ocular surface disease and oculomotor disorders like convergence insufficiency as the etiology of the patient's complaints. However, many of these patients have normal ocular health and binocular vision evaluations, and actually have an underlying neck problem. This course will review the pathophysiology of referred eye pain due to cervicogenic musculoskeletal/neuropathic etiology. It will provide primary care optometrists with the comprehensive knowledge of a cervicogenic evaluation from an orthopedic physical therapist, as well as screening examination techniques that can be implemented in the optometric exam room. It will also discuss ergonomic treatment recommendations and describe how different refractive prescriptions may exacerbate cervicogenic disorders using a case-based learning style.
Jacqueline Theis, O.D.
Sara Etheredge, DPT
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AOA and AFOS: ‘Cut through the noise’ and empower licensed doctors of optometry to provide greater access to care to veterans
Eye care is the third-most requested health service by veterans at the VA—and doctors of optometry provide the majority of that care. Yet, as the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) considers new national standards of practice for more than 50 health professions at its facilities, optometrists are making a winning case for expanding their role at an understaffed VA and are galvanizing against baseless attacks from organized medicine, ophthalmology and a few unbending legislators.
September is Paraoptometric Appreciation Month, celebrating optometric practice staff around the country. Two paraoptometric professionals who provide eye care as active-duty veterans in the United States Armed Forces share their stories.