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

“...Then You Win”

Optometry’s tenacity in fighting for its future is paying off, with a thriving profession looking to solidify its gains.

Leveling Up in Glaucoma

ODs everywhere can treat it medically. More should master the basics now as the profession readies a jump to the next plateau.

Retina’s Renaissance —And Yours

Rising proficiency among ODs, plus an array of new tools and interventions, is bringing this area front and center.

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.

Upcoming Events

September 9-11, 2022

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—San Antonio
Location: Omni La Mansion Del Rio
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Earn up to 19 COPE Credits (approval pending)

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September 16, 2022

Establishing a Partnership in the Effective Management of Patients with Diabetic Retinal Disease
Location: Canaletto Las Vegas
Speakers: Nathan C. Steinle, MD and Jeffry Gerson, OD, FAAO
7:30–8:30pm PST

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November 11-13, 2022

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Orlando
Location: Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Earn up to 19 COPE Credits (approval pending)

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