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

All Over the Map

Optometric scope of practice remains a patchwork of laws that change the parameters of care haphazardly from state to state.

Upstairs, Downstairs

The medical/optical dichotomy of optometry was on display once again at Vision Expo East.

You May Fire When Ready

Virginia’s new laser law offers optometrists an important new opportunity—and a test.

There They Go Again

The anti-optometry lobby is repeating the same old tired arguments that the public never falls for.

This Time, It’s Personal

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

Back to Where You Once Belonged

The pandemic took its toll, financially and in countless other ways, but the profession is rebounding.

Good Vibrations

Patients experience your office environment before (and after) they see you. Use it to create a great first impression.

The Spirit of ’71

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

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.

Appetite for Disruption

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

Upcoming Events

May 24, 2022

Early Identification and Timely Referral
Location: Virtual Event
Speakers: Carolyn Majcher, OD, FAAO, FORS, and Jonathan Jonisch, MD
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June 10-11, 2022

Intrepid Presents: Innovations and Implementations in Practice
Location: Renaissance Newport Beach
Program Co-chairs: Nathan Lighthizer, OD, FAAO and John D. Gelles, OD, FIAO, FCLSA
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June 16, 2022

Establishing a Partnership in the Effective Management of Patients with Diabetic Retinal Disease
Location: The Palm Chicago
Speakers: Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO, and Dilsher Dhoot, MD
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