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Here’s How I Approach Myopia Control

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The incidence and prevalence of myopia are increasing at an alarming rate all over the world. Let’s say you have a 6 year old patient in your chair, and after cycloplegic refraction you come to the conclusion that this child, who was slightly hyperopic a year ago, is now a …

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A New Look At Recurrent Corneal Erosion (RCE) Treatment

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Recurrent corneal erosion syndrome (RCE) was first described in 1872 as an “intermittent neuralgic vesicular keratitis.” Since its first description in the 1800s, the treatment approach has changed drastically and expanded to include advanced surgical options. It may be time to consider new approaches to therapy for this painful condition. …

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10 Ways to Add Low Vision Rehabilitation to Your Practice

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Although low vision may not seem as glamorous as specialty contacts or get as much press as dry eye, it can be a great addition to any practice. Here are ten ways to get started! 1) Patient Recruitment Internal: Forget the ideology that someone needs to be severely impaired to benefit …

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6 Things You Should Discuss with Every Patient at Every Eye Exam

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I firmly believe as optometrists we should use each patient encounter to educate our patients on our capabilities as optometrists. We are much more then “eye exams,” glasses, and contacts. We are more than artificial tears. We have the capabilities to enhance our patient’s vision and their lives. These are the six things I always …

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