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4/18/2022

Working Together by Being Together

Dr. Kwan reflects upon the transition from forced video conference meetings to meeting three-dimensional humans in real-time in a physical, not virtual, space. The return to real meetings has left him more inspired to help patients. He opines, "When an in-person conversation can go anywhere, that’s when we feel most alive and connected."
12/22/2021

The Giving of our Time

Empowering patients must always be the primary approach instead of just prescribing or telling. Much is lost in translation and patients don’t often get a second chance to grasp what’s their best course of treatment and why. And yet, we know how this story ends if children cannot see to learn, and adults cannot see to work. Let’s rally together to do better. Because if better is possible, good is
8/23/2021

An Examination of the Race Factor in Clinical Practice

Dr. Leslie Wilderson, OD, FAAO discusses the race factor from the perspective of providing care in diverse populations from years of civilian and military optometric practice. In today’s scientific arena, the associations between race and pathology are being challenged to mitigate the effects generalizations have on clinical outcomes. She explains why she has incorporated principles that negate r
6/14/2021

What If ....

As eye care practitioners, we have the distinct privilege to care for patients from birth until old age. Oftentimes, we get more than one touchpoint per year which is typically more than the primary care physician. A very recent paper showed that patients with Alzheimer’s disease had more retinal roughness than age matched patients.
4/20/2021

COVID-19 and Optometric Education

Will the COVID pandemic leave a gap in real-world clinical decision making among graduating optometrists and residents? Dr. Hunter sees the resilience of these trainees. Their attitude infuses clinic staff and patients with hope and confidence as they make the most out of each patient encounter.