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I recently had a 55-year-old patient complaining of blurred distance vision, glare, and halos. When discussing the complaint, he reported it had been an issue for many years. I was skeptical of cataracts. Best visual acuity was 20/40 in...
Optometrists have the ability to carve their own path to practice. During school and residency, it became evident that the way one optometrist practices may be dramatically different from another, in a given day. Some of us can spend...
Back on July 19, 2017, a news article came out from CNN about an ophthalmologist, from the United Kingdom who removed 27 contact lenses fused together by mucus from a 67-year-old woman’s right eye. The woman was getting ready...
A patient called our office reporting a floater that started three days prior and was followed by loss of vision. My front desk triaged the call and scheduled the patient for an appointment two hours later that morning. The...
On May 30, 2019, ESPN televised the highly anticipated Scripps National Spelling Bee. The competition was so fierce this year that they were starting to run out of words for their contestants to spell as they entered the final...
A frequent conversation that I have with my patients is lifelong, healthy contact lens wear. My goal for every patient is to obtain optimal vision and comfort with their contact lenses and to be able to wear contact lenses...
I have a habit of perseverating on patients that present as clinical oddities. Patient whose clinical diagnostic puzzles may not be particularly pathological or emergent, just out of the box, keeping me interested. One particular patient, I see every...
A 33-year-old female patient was referred to me from an area optometrist for evaluation of ptosis OS. My usual protocol is to evaluate the ptosis, assure there isn’t a neurological or other underlying condition causing the ptosis, take the...
Sports are all around us whether we ourselves are participating in them or watching them as a fan base. They are an event that brings people closer together especially since March Madness is around us. It is a craze...
As we know, contact lens discomfort is the number one reason for contact lens dropout (followed by vision not being as clear and then cost). When patients come into my office and complain about discomfort, here are some questions...

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