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I love to focus on the fundamentals of ocular disease

For many OD’s and their families, children, and patients, it’s back to school time. It is a unique time to get back to mainstream daily activities and re-focus on the fundamentals of life. As an optometrist, I love to focus on the fundamentals of ocular disease, especially dry eye disease. 

Many times I have counseled my patients on what I consider to be “ground zero” in treating dry eyes. I ask questions like, “Are you drinking plenty of filtered water every day? Do you eat lots of processed foods or more whole foods? How much sugar is in your diet?” 

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Brigette Rabitsch
Brigette Rabitsch, O.D. practices full scope optometry as part of an OD/MD multi specialty clinic. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry since 2011 and was awarded "Young Optometrist of the Year" by the Georgia Optometric Association in 2006. Her primary clinical interests are ocular surface disease and nutrition.