With last month’s announcement of Texas ODs being able to independently manage glaucoma patients and Massachusetts’s law in January allowing topical glaucoma prescription authority, all 50 states now allow our profession to effectively manage this blinding condition. These legal rights mean we must become the primary providers and prescribers for glaucoma.
Successful collaboration depends on the skills of both the optometrist and specialist as well as a strong relationship founded in mutual trust and respect. This is especially true when it comes to glaucoma—a chronic condition that requires ongoing care and close comanagement.
You’ve taken the kids for their checkups and scheduled your parents’ doctor visits. You even went along to make sure they understand what was happening.
Nikki Iravani, OD, is always on the lookout for a great marketing tip.
Nine women ODs were honored during the fourth annual Theia Awards of Excellence from Women In Optometry magazine.