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If I’m being honest, I almost always cringe when I see our pediatric surgeon calling my cell phone. He’s the nicest guy in the world. However, it typically means he’s sending someone my way. Odds are it’s almost always...
How do you build value in your practice? It’s an open topic. There are probably as many answers as there are practitioners. The goal is to make patients feel that their visits have been more than worthwhile, and perhaps even better...
I am a bit of an over-achiever. I want all my patients to have perfect outcomes, and I don’t like surprises. When I send a patient for surgery, I make a note in my referral letter as to what the...
Over the past few years, there seems to be an explosion of attention given to meibomian gland dysfunction/disease (MGD). First described by Dr. Donald Korb and associates (what’s new? He has brought us GPC, lid wiper epitheliopathy, and a...
Amniotic membranes have become a popular choice among practitioners for corneal related issues. These stem cell contact lenses can be used for dry eye, corneal abrasions, recurrent corneal erosions, corneal ulcers, filamentary keratitis, corneal ulcers, chemical burns, and more!...
It's as simple as a phone call... According to numerous studies, contact lens dropout hovers around 15%.1-6 Although patients may have trouble with their contact lenses, sometimes it is unknown if and when contact lens drop out occurs. Perhaps a...
Coordinating with other healthcare professionals in the care of diabetic patients allows optometrists to take proactive measures against severe vision loss. Recent research has shed more light on the intensity of the diabetes epidemic in the US—indicating a 45% increase...
Keratoconus prevalence: Much more common than previously thought Previously, the frequency of keratoconus was most commonly reported to be 1 in 2,000, a value based on a registration study in Olmsted County, Minnesota, conducted 1935-1982; the study reported a prevalence...
Babyboomers are aging, and they have high expectations for their vision. They want to see everything and are more willing to pay for it. As premium surgeries continue to increase and expectations continue to be set high, we need...
In the world of vision rehabilitation, there are a few staple techniques such as the Brock string, Hart Charts, and vectograms that improve a patient’s visual function. Every now and then, these techniques need to be manipulated to increase...

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