Online vision tests show the promise of upstarts shaking up the medical establishment—and the challenges they face.
New tech and treatments are making current practices obsolete. Are you ready to be an early adopter?
“Pink eyes” are usually a sign of underlying infection or allergy. Here’s how to get to the bottom of it to quickly resolve the issue.
As we take this high-level view of optometry today and speculate as to where the opportunities lie, we should be optimistic that optometry will continue to thrive and grow for the foreseeable future, despite the emergence of any new disruptors.
While new innovations and technologies have made our lives easier, they have also brought significant changes to the optometric profession. Beginning with constantly growing online optical sales, technology is changing the game.
After more than two decades as an optometrist, Hilary Hawthorne discusses how she got into the field and what it’s meant to her over the years.
In every other country in which I’ve lived—Germany and Britain, France and Italy—it is far easier to buy glasses or contact lenses than it is here. In those countries, as in Peru, you can simply walk into an optician’s store and ask an employee to give you an eye test, likely free of charge. If you already know your strength, you can just tell them what you want. You can also buy contact lenses from the closest drugstore without having to talk to a single soul—no doctor’s prescription necessary.
"Your optician or optometrist will tailor the wearing time advice accordingly. For some people this may be just a few hours, for others in a modern lens this could be 7 AM to midnight."
And for God's sake, remember to take them off before you go to bed.
Buying books online resulted in the creation of e-books and changed how many consumers read. But the physical store networks started to collapse well before e-books took hold, the competition in printed books overwhelmed them. It’s not clear exactly how online prescription eyeglasses will develop but it is certain that big changes are coming to retailers of prescription eyeglasses.
The transition from full-time student to new optometrist and “boss” can be an anxiety inducing experience for anyone.
To the uninitiated, vision therapy is a funny-looking endeavor. Practitioners’ offices are equipped with picture-viewing stereoscopes that look like something from the Victorian era.
You can look cool and protect your eyes, too. Just see your eye doctor before purchasing cosmetic contacts.
I think there is good reason to believe that the AOA will ultimately lose in its fight against technological progress. Those of us who wear glasses or just favor technological progress should hope so.
Today’s diagnostic technology is growing rapidly; not long ago, time-domain optical coherence tomography (TD-OCT) revolutionized the way we looked at certain ocular conditions such as glaucoma.
I am hardly alone in wanting convenience. Co-founder Aaron Dallek says 19,000 people have signed up for Opternative since it launched in July. Now, Opternative doesn't test eye health—only a doctor can do that—but it can offer me a prescription.
Somewhere back around 1899, Gertrude Stanton of Minneapolis, Minnesota became the first licensed female optometrist. She was soon followed by Mollie Armstrong, who opened her own practice, and became the second female optometrist in the United States. Since then, women have been working hard to make a name for themselves in the industry.
In my first stint as a medical volunteer, in August 2018, I travelled to South Africa from the Vision Sciences department at Glasgow Caledonian University to work on the Phelophepa Train – a mobile medical clinic travelling all over the country to provide healthcare in rural areas.
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Optometric Management is dedicated to helping optometrists improve their practice through relevant, actionable and practical columns and features that enhance patient outcomes and bolster the bottom line. Optometric Management is the leading how-to guide for optometrists interested in growing their practice, improving their standard of care, and achieving financial and professional success.
Primary Care Optometry News strives to be the definitive information source for optometric professionals by delivering timely, accurate, authoritative and balanced reports on clinical issues, socioeconomic topics and ophthalmic industry developments, as well as presenting clinically relevant information on diagnostic and therapeutic regimens and medical therapies for the benefit of the patient.
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Our vision is to create a world where eye care is available to anyone, anywhere, anytime.
Established in 1987, VisionMonday provides valuable insights into how successful retailers and practitioners build their businesses and stay profitable. Vision Monday is the ophthalmic industry's leading source of news and news analysis.
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Leadership, innovation, optometry management, relevancy....it's a digital world and optometry is no different. Finding advice is easy...finding the most relevant advice for our times narrows the options. We give the same foundational advice your grandpa gave you, except we've brought it to the Digital Age.
OptometryStudents.com is your #1 resource for optometry student life! The website hosts top notch articles, news, videos and clinical pearls which are all created by optometry student journalists from each optometry school. OptometryStudents.com allows students to become more involved in optometry and to help move the profession forward.
Review of Optometry delivers the growing vision care market by serving optometrists' practice and patient needs with clinical, practice management, news and market trend information. Continuing Education programs in print and on-line have also been a mainstay of the publication's commitment to the profession.
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Common terms -- symptoms, tests, treatments, surgery, diseases & conditions, anatomy -- eye doctors use. These definitions may help you understand them better.
This site was compiled on behalf of the Association of Vision Science Librarians and is maintained by Trish Duffel at the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. The Internet is in a state of constant change. While all care has been taken to verify the existence of each of these on the date of compilation and during updating of the list, some of these sites may have moved or ceased to exist.
EyeCarePro is a leader in digital innovations for Optometry, employing a global team of Web Development, SEO, Marketing, Sales and Customer Support experts who conduct day-to-day business online. EyeCarePro’s team is dedicated to helping Optometric Practices achieve growth by attracting new patients and building engaging relationships with existing patients.
When I started Eyedolatry in 2011, I had just graduated from the Southern College of Optometry a few days prior. Like most new graduates, I wanted a place where I could read advice for my personal growth in the newest trends in patient care, contact lens fitting, and practice management. But in writing my posts, I realized that my true passion was bringing optometry to everyone. So if you ever wondered what that little growth on your eyelid was, or wanted someone to explain glaucoma in words you could understand, consider Eyedolatry your place for patient-friendly education.
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Eye health information from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
EyeWiki is an ophthalmic wiki where ophthalmologists, other physicians, patients and the public can view an eye encyclopedia of content written by ophthalmologists covering the vast spectrum of eye disease, diagnosis and treatment. Any qualified ophthalmologist, or ophthalmologist in training, is invited to contribute content to the wiki and post it immediately.
EyeWorld is a monthly publication of the ASCRS Ophthalmic Services Corp. EyeWorld has reorganized its editorial board of recognized thought leaders, sharpened its editorial focus on anterior segment surgery, and encouraged new voices in the ophthalmic community to contribute to the balanced, cutting-edge editorial provided in each issue.
This site is dedicated to teaching gonioscopy through the use of videography. It covers the basic examination techniques and more advanced techniques, such as indentation and the corneal wedge. There are video examples of most glaucoma-related diseases. We hope that you find it to be educational.
The National Eye Institute's mission is to "conduct and support research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, mechanisms of visual function, preservation of sight, and the special health problems and requirements of the blind."
OSN strives to be the global, definitive information source for ophthalmology professionals by delivering timely, accurate, authoritative and balanced reports on clinical issues, socioeconomic topics and industry developments, as well as presenting clinically relevant information on medical therapies for the benefit of the patient.
Extensive resource from the NYU Health Sciences Libraries.
Ophthalmology Web is an informative, educational and dynamic online community space for eye care physicians from each of the subspecialties to connect, learn and enhance their knowledge base and practice.
Retinal Physician delivers in-depth coverage of the latest advances in AMD, diabetic retinopathy, macular edema, retinal vein occlusion as well as surgical intervention in posterior segment care.
Review of Ophthalmology highlights current, clinically relevant information on surgical techniques, disease diagnosis and management and new technologies. Its physician and staff editors present timely reports in a format that stresses accessible editorial information and graphics, including news, regulatory issues, ophthalmic sub-specialties such as glaucoma, retina...
Extensive resources for Retinitis Pigmentosa.
VisionHelp represents a group of leading Optometric vision specialists in the U.S. who serve to provide greater awareness and understanding of the science and best practices for training the visual brain.
Career development for eyecare professionals.
If you are looking for the most eye catching, Ophthalmology literature, you’ve reached the right place! The medical editors at MDLinx work around the clock to provide the most current medical news articles, clinical journals and information on Continuing Medical Education opportunities. Topics range from: Neuro-Ophthalmology, Retina, Trauma, Uveitis, Ophthalmic and much more.
Ophthalmology Information Center from MedPage Today, the only service for physicians that provides a clinical perspective on the breaking medical news that their patients are reading.