Health literacy and contact lens patients: How doctors of optometry can help

Contact lens patients aren’t picking up what eye care providers are putting down, suggests a new CDC report that recommends examining effective provider-patient communications. Read more >

August 15, 2019

Mixing systemic and ocular pediatric medications

Millions of children are being medicated for behavior management. In a changing health care landscape, the role of doctors of optometry in their patients’ diagnoses and treatment is expanding. Read more >

August 12, 2019

The wonderful healing properties of amniotic membranes

For nearly a century, amniotic membranes have been a highly effective treatment option for non-healing, chronic wounds. But only recently has eye care embraced the modality for its natural anti-inflammatory, anti-scarring properties. Here’s why amniotic membranes should be a part of your ocular surface disease practice.Read more >

August 5, 2019

How to identify signs of abuse

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Do you know the federal and state requirements for reporting suspected abuse among your patients?Read more >

August 1, 2019

Optometry and social work

Reduced vision can result in social isolation and depression. One of the professions that can be a fruitful partner to optometry, especially throughout the vision rehabilitation process, is social work.Read more >

July 29, 2019

The AMD, aspirin balancing act

More evidence suggests the benefits of aspirin use in mitigating cardiovascular risks outweighs any possible risk of exacerbating AMD, per a new study analyzing AREDS patients.Read more >

July 29, 2019