Tag Archives: ophthalmology

After Hours Availability – #Tips4EyeDocs

Not often do optometrists think about their after hours availability.  In fact, for some doctors, this concern is never a concern or problem.  It’s even required by many vision and medical care plans as a condition to being a panel … Continue reading

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Case study – Confirmed Orbital Floor Fracture by X Ray – What would you do?

This is a case of blunt force trauma while being assaulted. The patient presented to the emergency department with the following: Sight in both eyes with normal gross fields; normal pupillary function, normal IOP for age, diplopia in upgaze but … Continue reading

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Why do most doctors use “cash” accounting – Tips4EyeDocs Daily

One of the oddities of optometry practice is how practices count, record and allocate their income and expenses throughout their tax year.  Traditional accounting science revels in teaching first year students accrual accounting and yet most optometry practices use cash … Continue reading

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Does Every Patient Need Every Test? Tips4EyeDocs Daily – 03 Feb 2012 – No.43

In the last year, I attended almost 30 hours of continuing education.  What struck me is the love of technology by most, if not all, lecturers. The audience, however, during the breaks weren’t so eager or enthusiastic. Are we creating … Continue reading

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Multifocal Contact Lenses – What is Success? Part 3 -Tips4EyeDocs Daily – 30 Jan 2012 – No. 39

I tried something new this week. I saw a multifocal patient this past week and diagnostically fit the lenses exactly like the fitting guide wanted me to. I have to say, I was a bit surprised when the patient came … Continue reading

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To dilate or not? Tips4EyeDocs Daily for 01/11/2012 – No. 23

FROM THE EDITOR: As often as the sun rises and sets, there will always be a frank and open discussion of the dilated eye examination. For many, it is a “line-in-the-sand” where a patient could be denied care if the … Continue reading

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Alternate Practice Revenue? Part 2, Tips4EyeDocs Daily for 10 JAN 2012 No. 22

FROM THE EDITOR The fitness industry has an annual January ritual, known as the “January effect” (Bishop and Klein, 2010 at http://athleticbusiness.com/articles/article.aspx?articleid=3659&zoneid=22). It’s built around the post-holiday guilt of over indulgence and lack of exercise. For most clubs and fitness … Continue reading

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Tips4EyeDocs Daily – 01/06/2012 – No.19 – Alternative Practice Revenue?

FROM THE EDITOR Reviewing your 2011 performance figures can be sobering for some independent private practice OD’s (IPPOD) and heartening for others. As the new year jumps off, revenue levels can be predicted. Based upon 2011 figures, are there changes … Continue reading

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Tips4EyeDocs Daily – 01/03/2012 – No.16 – If I was a student (in optometry) Part II

FROM THE EDITOR Since Part I, I have answered by private mail student inquiries on strategizing their course of study for maximum efficiency and for maximum flexibility for the next 5-10 years of practice. That’s a bit of a stretch … Continue reading

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Tips4EyeDocs – Weekend Edition – The Power of Intention – No. 14 for 31Dec11/01Jan12

FROM THE EDITOR The New Year is fast approaching and 2012 is very much around the corner. Do you have 2012 predictions or resolutions? Why do we make them when we know that we won’t follow them? Do you believe … Continue reading

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