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Recommending ocular supplements blindly: more harm than good?
News / Nutrition

Recommending ocular supplements blindly: more harm than good?

By Dr. Renee Rambeau, The media is full of mixed messages, bombarding consumers (our patients) with unbelievable amounts of advertising including hundreds of messages about health, wellness and nutritional supplements. As doctors, our patients look to us for sound advice regarding the addition of vitamins as prevention and treatment for ocular conditions including blinding eye … Continue reading

Your Opportunity to Provide for Patients with Visual Disabilities
Benevolency / Clinical Practice / News

Your Opportunity to Provide for Patients with Visual Disabilities

By: Dr. Gregory Hopkins I think it’s fair to say that we, as optometrists, are all in the business of helping people. Much professional satisfaction can be gained from correcting patients back to 20/20 with the right glasses, contacts or successful surgical co-management! For your patients for whom nothing more can be done refractively (or … Continue reading

Pediatric Eye Care: Our Duty to Educate and Promote Available Programs
Children's / InfantSEE / Realeyes

Pediatric Eye Care: Our Duty to Educate and Promote Available Programs

By: Kari R. Cardiff, O.D. We all can agree that proper eye care is essential for infants and children. Why then are we still encountering a twelve-year-old child with refractive amblyopia who has never been examined and has never worn glasses or patched? I believe it is partly because the child’s family was never told to … Continue reading

AMD Awareness Month
News

AMD Awareness Month

February is AMD Awareness Month … a good time to think about nutrition in eyecare By: Larry A. Hookway I tend to spend time speaking to my patients about nutrition.   I think nutrition education is a major failing of our health care education and is often either, at best, ignored by most health care providers … Continue reading

Becoming A Key Optometrist
News

Becoming A Key Optometrist

By Dave Anderson, OD, Trustee, Ohio Optometric Association After the November election, I volunteered to become a Key OD for Representative Niraj Antani, Ohio House 42nd district.  I first wondered how I would relate and what we would have in common, what issues we would discuss besides legislative agendas, or how we could support each other.  … Continue reading