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Thinking refractively in terms of ocular surgery

As optometrists, we think about refractive endpoints for glasses and contacts daily but rarely think about it in terms of ocular surgery. Having been fortunate to work with surgeons whose goal was to maximize the uncorrected vision with each surgery, cataract or corneal.

While this may not be achievable every time, we reassured the patient that we had their best result in mind by touching on it during the preoperative discussion. Doing this certainly impresses patients, and it will most likely impress the surgeon you work with as well.

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Tracy Swartz
Consultative Optometrist in Private practice at Madison Eye Care Center in Madison, AL and Laser Eye Center in Huntsville, AL specializing in anterior segment.

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