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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

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

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.

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.

A Look into the Future: The Genomic Age of Medicine

Dr. Kwan provides insights into the potential of the “Genomic Age” of medicine which promises game-changing new therapies to both rare inherited diseases and more common conditions, including Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and myopia. “Hopefully the acceleration of genomics and therapeutics in the coming years will lead to a better future for each and every one of our patients.”