Tag Archives: Optometry

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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Spotlight on Deegan Lew OD FAAO – #Tips4EyeDocs

Tips4EyeDocs has the honor of spotlighting Deegan Lew, OD FAAO. Dr. Lew has a wide breadth of experience in eye care.  His undergraduate degree is in Animal Physiology from the University of California, San Diego and his Doctor of Optometry from the … 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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Multifocal Contact Lenses – Setting Expectations – Part 5 #Tips4EyeDocs

From the first part to the fourth installment of my series on multifocal contact lens, I rediscovered the fun of fitting these lenses. I had scorned these lenses and failed to appreciate, pure happiness and satisfaction that patients experience from … 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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The Rural Optometrist – Part 1- Tips4EyeDocs Weekend 28-29 Jan 2012 – No 38.

Rural or country optometry may look different in any state of the United States or any province in the world.  In many respects, what someone thinks is rural in one part, another might think it is big city. There is … Continue reading

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“Opening Cold – On the same page” Part 5 – Tips4EyeDocs Daily 25 Jan 2012 – No. 35

In Part 4, I talked about the kind of team that is needed to prepare for a “cold start” (or “opening cold”)  In this installment, creating an atmosphere to foster growth should not be left to chance or accident. Instead, … Continue reading

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Opening Cold -Part 4 – Teamwork-Tips4EyeDocs Daily – 23 Jan 2012 No. 33

The grand opening of any private practice is an exhilarating event. It is a dream that has come true; a dream that grew from the tiniest seed in childhood and nourished throughout undergraduate and then optometry years. It flourished despite … Continue reading

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