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“You just can’t take the effect, and make it the cause…..” The White Stripes Talk about a hot topic! Without much controversy on the OD side, our efforts at myopia control are gaining steam. The science is really cooking, and...
“Worn out phrases and longing gazes won’t get you where you want to go. No!” The Mammas and the Pappas. Let’s give this lyric a “maybe, maybe not.” Do you have phrases and expressions that you use every day, without thought,...
I’m thinking that I don’t, but I love this movie quote. Let’s talk about the ups and downs of using humor in practice. My longtime dentist had played football at Princeton University. At my last exam, he told the story of how...
It’s been a pretty cool decade in the field of external disease. As ODs, we are confident and sophisticated in treating patients with new knowledge and therapies. The area of dry eye has been particularly explosive, with thought leaders...
Let’s take a venture on the clinical side this month. A few columns back, I had described my interest in ocular inflammation. Dry eye and allergy certainly fit, but the internal inflammation and associated systemic diseases get my motor...
I’m feeling a little testy on ophthalmic testing this month. It’s the application of science and statistical validity in our field, an area that seems to get very little attention. The key word is “outcomes,” and is the common...
We all know that times have changed. This isn’t your grandfather’s optometry anymore. As the healthcare system and consumer values have evolved, we’ve been driven towards professional fees as our source of income.  Fees are now in a state of flux,...
We are all looking to get an edge. These times are challenging, and we are all looking to get an edge. We buy or lease special equipment, comfortable furniture, and consulting services. We train and retrain ourselves and our staffs. Then,...
The discussion of professional dress. Oh, I know.  The discussion of professional dress is as alluring as a progressive lens non-adapt at 5 p.m. on a Friday afternoon.   It’s costly, and when you get right down to it, a bit...
There I was, sitting on the back deck with a copy of Borish and a calculator…… The phone rang, and a nice gentleman identified himself as Alan Glazier, from ODs on Facebook. Ooo, that rings a bell, I thought. I post there...
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