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Make a Difference in Children’s Lives
Children's / InfantSEE / Realeyes

Make a Difference in Children’s Lives

By Dr. Ann Rea Miller Children’s vision has always been something I’ve actively participated in since graduating optometry school. Presenting RealEyes to children in schools and seeing babies 6-12 months through the InfantSEE program just seemed like something I needed to be involved in. It seemed natural to me that optometrists should focus on kids … Continue reading

Patient Portals and Direct Messaging, how do they affect me?
Practice Management

Patient Portals and Direct Messaging, how do they affect me?

By Dr. Rod Snow, The OOA has been receiving questions concerning “practice portals” of Electronic Medical Records versus “patient portals”, along with some confusion around direct messaging.  Is there a difference with these things and how do they affect me?  There may be some minor differences between each EMR, but here is some information on … Continue reading

Rick Cornett’s Retirement
News

Rick Cornett’s Retirement

On Sunday March 29 OOA members and friends celebrated the retirement of Rick Cornett. OOA President Dr. Gossard, Dr. Augsburger, Dean Zadnik and Dr. Roark spoke. OOA Past Presidents conducted the “passing of the gavel” ceremony concluding with Rick who gave the closing remarks. Congratulations, Rick! Thank you for your outstanding years of service to … Continue reading

Blogs or Books?  Guesses or Guidelines? It’s time to get serious about good medical records.
Clinical Practice / News / Practice Management / Third-party

Blogs or Books? Guesses or Guidelines? It’s time to get serious about good medical records.

By: Charles B. Brownlow, OD  (drbrownlow@pmi-eyes.com) Several years ago, I found myself jumping from one eye care chat room to another, trying in vain to correct bad information about patient care and record keeping that kept popping up there.  It seemed that my colleagues in eye care would rather ‘take a poll’ of other ODs … Continue reading

Optometrists should be aware of legal and ethical reporting requirements
Children's / News

Optometrists should be aware of legal and ethical reporting requirements

Keith R. Kerns, Esq.–OOA Executive Director Optometrists are well respected professionals and are trusted members of any community.  As such, state law and the AOA’s Standards of Professional Conduct (Standards) place obligations upon optometrists to report abuse and neglect at certain times.  It is important for optometrists to be familiar with the legal and ethical … Continue reading

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