Outlook

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

The Spirit of ’71

That year, legislation and innovation gave optometry a broader clinical mandate and soft contact lenses. How are both faring today?
10/15/2021

Color in Black and White

An AMA editorial aims to clarify how race and ethnicity are discussed in journal articles—and the medical profession broadly.
09/15/2021

Appetite for Disruption

Changes are coming in contact lenses, presbyopia correction, drug delivery and more. Are you ready?
08/15/2021

Legislation With Vision

Both chambers of Congress are advocating expansion of Medicare to include eye care services. Let’s support it.
07/15/2021

Profit and Loss

Who wins and who loses as optometrists choose employment over entrepreneurship?
06/15/2021

The Force Awakens

In-person conferences are coming back, slowly and fitfully, but with momentum and goodwill on their side.
05/15/2021

A Case of Nerves

ODs may hesitate to embrace neuro-ophthalmic cases, but you can be an essential player in care without shouldering it all.
04/15/2021

Changing the Culture

OD-MD cooperation succeeds when there’s mutual trust and respect. Expect it—but earn it, too.
03/15/2021

Can’t Get There From Here

New grads who want to practice full-scope care may find no easy path available, with patients suffering collateral damage.
02/15/2021

The Pricing Problem

There will always be someone willing to charge less than you. Emphasize quality and personalized attention instead.
01/15/2021

Upcoming Events

October 21, 2021

Understanding Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema
Location: Virtual Event
Speakers: A. Paul Chous, OD, FAAO and Nathan C. Steinle, MD
10:00–11:00pm EST

Sponsored by Regeneron

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October 28, 2021

Early Identification and Timely Referral
Location: Virtual Event
Speakers: Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO, and Dilsher S. Dhoot, MD
9:00–10:00pm EST

Sponsored by Regeneron

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November 4, 2021

Early Detection, Monitoring and Timely Referral
Location: Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse
Speakers: Jeffry Gerson, OD, FAAO and Blake Cooper, MD, MPH, FACS
Dinner/Presentation 7:00–8:00pm EST

Sponsored by Regeneron

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