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Everything You Need To Know About Eyezen™

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This is a sponsored post by Essilor of America, a supporter of NewGradOptometry & new graduate optometrists! 😎  What is the most common chief complaint in your office? In my office, which has a large demographic of 25-35 year olds, it is eye fatigue and headaches. Patients are concerned with their jobs and …

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Xiidra: The New Go-To Dry Eye Drug?

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The treatment of dry eye disease has become a primary and necessary focus of many Optometrists. Studies show that dry eye affects 5% of 30-40 year olds and 10-15% of adults over age 65.1 It is estimated 16 million people have dry eye.3 Xiidra is the newest drug to treat …

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How to Prescribe Prism with Confidence

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Four words in a patient’s chart can strike doubt in the mind of even the most accomplished optometrist: “Complains of double vision.” What caused the diplopia? Is it sudden-onset or longstanding? Have they ever had prism in their glasses before? What about prior strabismus surgery? Could it just be undercorrected …

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My Number One Secret To Avoiding Glasses Remakes

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You all know the feeling, that sinking, rock in the pit of your stomach feeling. Cruising through your day, everything’s going great, and then a member of your optical team pops their head around the corner and says, “Hey Doc, Mr. Jones is having issues with his new glasses…” If …

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Amniotic Membranes – When To Use Them and How To Bill For Them

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What is an amniotic membrane? An amniotic membrane is the inner layer of fetal membrane. The membrane has anti-inflammatory, anti-fibrotic, anti-angiogenic and anti-microbial properties. An amniotic membrane is a healthy, intact, basal membrane on which the patient’s cells are able to proliferate. It returns the ocular surface to healthy level2 What …

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