A third year optometry student has spent most of the last year developing the app called OpTranslate. This app will help OD's translate during an eye exam for non-English speaking patients. The app can currently translate 4 languages and...
Another important June conference While the focus in Optometry during the month of June is traditionally catered towards the AOA, there is another conference that deserves this month's spotlight: SOLutioN (SOLN). This organization is the stepping-stone for cultivating leaders in...
Controlling Myopia Progression in Your Practice There has been anecdotal evidence for overnight contact lens wear slowing down myopia progression since the age of PMMA lenses in the 1960s, but it has only been in the last 15 years that...
Surviving the retake test I am currently a third year optometry student at Nova Southeastern University and recently survived taking a retake. As most of you will agree, second year is the hardest year of optometry school; for me the...
Reputations can be brutal Reputations can be brutal, and at times they can be impossible to live up to. I know none of us like to think back that far, but remember the days of high school when someone’s reputation...
Understanding the bank loan team When applying for a bank loan for your practice, it’s important to understand that your bank’s loan officer works on a team with multiple bankers and support staff. These professionals work together to quickly review...
Reflections of a recent graduate As the emotional rollercoaster that is Graduation week and day comes to an end, a few closing thoughts came to mind. The underclassmen asked some important questions as we said our goodbyes: “What advice would...
A new OD is asking for advice from the community. What are the pros and cons of signing a contract? They have heard not to do it, but look for feedback from those who have been through the experience. Read...
Single Patient Flow As I go to numerous optometry practices throughout the years I always get one question that keeps coming up in the conversations I have with all the stakeholders in the practice.  How can I increase my current patient...
Every day in practice we make recommendations for our patients. Hopefully, these recommendations are based on what is best for them and best for our practices. The financial success of your practice is heavily dependent on making strong recommendations for...

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