Today's Spotlight

Tackling the “Myopia or Glaucoma?” Question

In this article, we will dive into the pathophysiology of myopia as a risk factor for glaucoma and share techniques and clinical pearls to help you overcome some of these difficulties and accurately diagnose and manage patients.

Today's Spotlight

Making Your Practice Kid-Friendly

How to simplify exams and make them fun while minimizing stress for you, the pediatric patients and their parents.

Today's Spotlight

How to Defuse a Difficult Patient

Whether you’ve been in practice for one year or 40, every optometrist will face a difficult patient at some point in their career. In fact, it’s estimated that 15% of patient encounters are on the more challenging side.

Today's Spotlight

How to Offer Inclusive Care for LGBTQ+ Patients

Recognize inherent biases in practices and implement more supportive behavior to interact with members of this community respectfully.

Today's Spotlight

Evaluating Patients with Neurodevelopmental Conditions

Learn how to modify your practice and clinical approach to best manage this population.

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COMANAGEMENT CONNECTIONS

Comanagement Connections

Read our six-part series on how to build relationships with other doctors that improve patient care and elevate your practice.

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January 15, 2022

Features

The Role of Race and Ethnicity in Optometry

Biologic factors combined with social patterns create distinct patterns in how eye diseases manifest. Though not foolproof, these give us at least a sense of a patient’s elevated risk for certain conditions.

Connecting Across Cultures: How to Reach Out to Hispanics

This burgeoning group offers an ideal example of the need to develop “cultural competence” in the clinic. Other distinct communities are profiled here as well.

Breaking Down Barriers: The Black Experience in Optometry

How to establish trust and provide effective communication to create a stronger connection between optometrists and the Black community.

Evaluating Patients with Neurodevelopmental Conditions

Learn how to modify your practice and clinical approach to best manage this population.

How to Offer Inclusive Care for LGBTQ+ Patients

Recognize inherent biases in practices and implement more supportive behavior to interact with members of this community respectfully.

How to Defuse a Difficult Patient

Whatever the trigger, take a deep breath and adopt an empathetic approach to calm the situation.

Making Your Practice Kid-Friendly

How to simplify exams and make them fun while minimizing stress for you, the pediatric patients and their parents.

Tackling the “Myopia or Glaucoma?” Question

As the prevalence of both increase, ODs will be on the front lines, relying on a growing set of tools to aid proper diagnosis and management.

10 Questions on Digital Devices and Eye Health—Answered!

With screen time rising in children and adults, ODs must understand the potential impact.

Departments

In the NO

Find out how nitric oxide plays a role in the treatment of POAG by boosting the efficacy of prostaglandin analogs.

KCN Again?

Keratoconus development post-corneal transplantation may be harder to explain, but timely detection and treatment is the best course of action for successful visual outcomes.

Know When to Fold ’em

Do the findings here provide a definitive diagnosis, or merely a clue to the full story?

New Beginnings

Start preparing for the therapeutics potentially coming this year.

Not the Usual Suspect

Unilateral proptosis, pain and decreased vision led to an uncommon diagnosis.

Shingle Repair

Chronic, debilitating pain following herpes zoster must be managed promptly.

This Time, It’s Personal

A look at the many ways your patient’s life experiences matter inside the clinic, too.

Time To Go Deep

Ready to uncover what’s lurking beneath the surface?

E-Newsletters

Practice Pearls

Expert clinician Paul Karpecki, OD, provides practical insights and management strategies for a wide array of ocular conditions.

OCCRS E-Newsletter

A quarterly e-newsletter by Optometric Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Society (OCCRS) covering the latest information on cornea, cataract and refractive surgery, comanagement and leading technologies.

Optometric Retina Society E-Newsletter

Keep up to date on the latest research and clinical findings in retinal disease care with this quarterly publication from the ORS.

Optometric Physician E-Journal

A weekly e-journal edited by Art Epstein, OD, featuring incisive commentary, timely research summaries and late-breaking news.

Continuing Education

November 2021 • 2.00 Credits

When Your Patient Complains of Red Eye

October 2021 • 2.00 Credits

When Your Patient Complains of a Headache

September 2021 • 2.00 Credits

When Your Patient Complains of Ocular Pain

Additional Publications

Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses

November/December 2021
Women in Optometry

Women In Optometry continues to be published online, with regular updates on practice design, practice success, news, trends and perspectives. Visit womeninoptometry.com.

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