Outlook

Introduction to the issue and commentary on recent trends in the profession. By Jack Persico, Editor-in-Chief

A Tale of Two Academies

Dueling conferences present optometry as both savior and pariah. Neither paints a complete picture.
11/15/2019

Bad Optics

The easiest way to help almost a billion people is simply to give them a pair of glasses. But that’s only the start.
10/15/2019

A Recipe for Behavior Change

A cautionary tale about diet and the eye might convince patients to accept personal responsibility.
09/15/2019

Breaking Down Barriers

There’s nothing special about multifocal and toric contact lenses. And that’s a good thing.
08/15/2019

Optometry on Trial—Again

The public may get to make the call on a contested scope expansion bill. Will it be another PR nightmare?
07/15/2019

Losing Patience… and Patients

To make a dent in the diabetes epidemic, you need to tackle sensitive topics head-on.
06/15/2019

The Unkindest Cut

A leading surgical society uses its antipathy toward optometry as a selling point, limiting its own prospects.
05/15/2019

Regaining Vision

Helping people see clearly is in optometry’s DNA. What can we do to make it more central to your day?
04/15/2019

In Between Days

The defeat of the Arkansas expansion bill is more a delay of the inevitable rather than an outright failure.
03/15/2019

‘Further Research is Needed’

It’s both a mantra and a cliché—and also an important reminder to practicing clinicians.
02/15/2019

Upcoming Events

December 6-7, 2019

Retina Update 2019
Location: Fairmont Scottsdale
Program Chair: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO
Program Co-Chair: Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO
Up to 12 CE Credits 

Register here

December 13-14, 2019

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach
Program Chair: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert Weinreb, MD
Up to 12 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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2019 Conference Planner

Review of Optometry is pleased to offer this annual guide to live educational events for this year, ranging from local one-day seminars to the national meetings that span multiple days.

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