COVID-19 updates

  • Coronavirus: Prevention Tips for Optometrists and resources

    Coronavirus: Prevention Tips for Optometrists and resources

    Optometric Management will continue to update this article with timely numbers via the CDC and resources as they become available.

  • Sign up for PentaVision's COVID-19 News Roundup newsletter

    Sign up for PentaVision's COVID-19 News Roundup newsletter

    Delivered every Saturday, this newsletter will provide you with the news you need from not only Optometric Management, but also Eyecare Business and Contact Lens Spectrum. Follow this link to sign up. 

  • Luxottica's Crisis Initatives

    Luxottica's Crisis Initatives

    Eyecare Business editor-in-chief Erinn Morgan sat down for an exclusive interview with Luxottica N.A. leader Fabrizio Uguzzoni to share an inside look at how the company has pivoted to help optometrists navigate the COVID-19 criss. 

  • Telehealth's Role in Contact Lens Practice

    Telehealth's Role in Contact Lens Practice

    Dr. S. Barry Eiden addresses how telehealth has allowed practices to address some less serious and even severe urgent eye care situations during stay-at-home period in Contact Lens Today. Follow the link and scroll down to "Research Review." 

  • Words of Wisdom Amid the Pandemic

    Words of Wisdom Amid the Pandemic

    Optometric Management columnists Drs. Gary Gerber, Austin Lifferth and Steve Vargo offer words of wisdom during this time of challenge. 

  • How to Advise Patients on Multi-use Cosmetics

    How to Advise Patients on Multi-use Cosmetics

    Contact Lens Spectrum provides a discussion on guidance that may be provided to patients regarding the application of multiuse cosmetic products in terms of pandemic infection control in Contact Lens Today. Follow the link and scroll down to "Ocular Surface Update."

  • Points to Consider Ahead of In-Person Exams

    Points to Consider Ahead of In-Person Exams

    Eyecare Business provides a round up of points to consider communicating to patients before in-person care, such as that a staff member witll text to let the patient know when they can enter the building and that everyone age 10 and up has to wear a mask

  • Create a Remote-Access Practice

    Create a Remote-Access Practice

    Caitlin J. Morrison, O.D., F.A.A.O., F.S.L.S. shares five tooks to help manage your office from anywhere.

  • Contact Lens Fitting After COVID-19

    Contact Lens Fitting After COVID-19

    Contact Lens columnist Dr. Jason Miller provides insight on how you might adjust office protocols as the United States comes out of shelter-in-place. 

  • Myopia Matters via Contact Lens Spectrum

    Myopia Matters via Contact Lens Spectrum

    Dr. Gary Gerber pens a forward-thinking piece on how you can use this time when you’re seeing fewer patients to think about how you will recover.

  • The Business of Contact Lenses via Contact Lens Spectrum

    The Business of Contact Lenses via Contact Lens Spectrum

    Dr. Clarke D. Newman provides a personal outlook from his practice perspective. 

  • COVID-19 link to conjunctivitis?

    COVID-19 link to conjunctivitis?

    In this Contact Lens Spectrum article, Amber Guame Giannoni, O.D., look at whether there is a connection between COVID-19 and conjunctivitis. 

  • Florida Room Chat with Dr. April Jasper

    Florida Room Chat with Dr. April Jasper

    Chief Optometric Editor Dr. April Jasper answers your questions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic in a series of videos. View them here. 

  • Manage Yourself During the Pandemic

    Manage Yourself During the Pandemic

    Consider these 10 action steps to keep yourself mentally strong. 

  • Eyecare Business Readership Study

    Eyecare Business Readership Study

    Eyecare Business has been polling its readers to find out the impact the virus is having on them. Their results show an increase in offices that are only seeing emergency patients, that are expecting the virus to have a significant finanacial impact and that are creating novel ways to interact with patients. 

  • Contact Lenses & COVID-19: Behind the Science

    Contact Lenses & COVID-19: Behind the Science

    Drs. Jason Nichols, Lyndon Jones, Karen Walsh, Philip Morgan and Mark Wilcox discuss via video roundtable  the paper they recently had published in Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, titled "The COVID-19 Pandemic: Important Considerations for Contact Lens Practitioners." 

    Read the full text of the article at bit.ly/2RQyK95. Follow the link to view the video. 

  • Optometric Telehealth Steps for Success

    Optometric Telehealth Steps for Success

    Y. Shira Kresch, O.D., M.S., F.A.A.O., who practices at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City, has been performing telehealth appointments and offers her tips. 

  • The CARES’ Paycheck Protection Program: Common Questions and Answers

    The CARES’ Paycheck Protection Program: Common Questions and Answers

    Small business owners, such as optometrists, will have until June 30 to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Common questions and answers from practice owners regarding PPP loans, among other aspects of the recent legislation, which were presented at two recent events: a March 31 American Optometric Association (AOA) webinar and a podcast conducted by IDOC, an optometric alliance.

  • Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Looking to the Future

    Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Looking to the Future

    April Jasper, O.D., F.A.A.O., chief optometric editor, provides her insights on planning for after the coronavirus pandemic in this edition of Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic, a limited series from Optometric Management.

  • O.D. Notebook April 8

    O.D. Notebook April 8

    Includes news from industry on their responses and resources available to providers in light of the coronavirus pandemic. 

  • Helping Specialty Lens Wearers Succeed During the Pandemic

    Helping Specialty Lens Wearers Succeed During the Pandemic

    Via Contact Lens Spectrum: How practitioners and laboratories are working in synergy during this time to maintain specialty lens patients’ vision.

  • Optometrist Creating Masks For Health Care Workers

    Optometrist Creating Masks For Health Care Workers

    Moriah Chandler, O.D., clinical assistant professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry, is sewing masks for some of her local health care workers.

  • Contact Lenses Today March 29

    Contact Lenses Today March 29

    In the Reader Commentary of Contact Lenses Today, a few more perspectives from colleagues around the globe to learn how the pandemic has impacted eye care in their locales.

  • Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic: A Checklist

    Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic: A Checklist

    Scot Morris, O.D., F.A.A.O., editorial board member, relates what he is finding helpful as he navigates practicing during the pandemic in his edition of Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic, a limited series from Optometric Management.

  • Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Face Time Among Staff Members

    Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Face Time Among Staff Members

    Matt Oerding, co-founder of Treehouse Eyes, relates what he is finding helpful as he navigates practice during the pandemic in Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic, a limited series from Optometric Management.

  • Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Providing Normalcy to Practice Precautions

    Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Providing Normalcy to Practice Precautions

    Pamela J. Miller, O.D., F.A.A.O., J.D., F.N.A.P., editorial board member, relates what he is finding helpful as he navigates practicing during the pandemic in his edition of Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic, a limited series from Optometric Management.

  • Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Social Distancing in Practice

    Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Social Distancing in Practice

    Sheldon Kreda, O.D., F.A.A.O., editorial board member, relates what he is finding helpful as he navigates practicing during the pandemic in Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic, a limited series from Optometric Management.

  • Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Survival Steps

    Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Survival Steps

    Gina M. Wesley, O.D., F.A.A.O., editorial board member, relates what she is finding helpful as she navigates practicing during the pandemic in Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic, a limited series from Optometric Management.

  • Contact Lenses Today March 22

    Contact Lenses Today March 22

    In the Reader's Commentary section of Contact Lenses Today, read about the experiences of one of our Italian colleagues, Daddi Fadel, DOptom, during the coronavirus pandemic.
     

  • Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Take Precautions While Staying Open

    Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Take Precautions While Staying Open

    Andy Gurwood, O.D., editorial board member, relates what he is finding helpful as he navigates practicing during the pandemic in Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic, a limited series from Optometric Management.

  • Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Tell Patients How They Can Help

    Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Tell Patients How They Can Help

    Justin Bazan, O.D., editorial board member, relates what he is finding helpful as he navigates practicing during the pandemic in Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic, a limited series from Optometric Management.

  • Weathering the COVID-19 Storm

    Weathering the COVID-19 Storm

    Experts discuss strategies for managing their contact lens practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • What to Tell Contact Lens Wearers During The Coronavirus Pandemic

    What to Tell Contact Lens Wearers During The Coronavirus Pandemic

    How should optometrists answer the question "“Should I still wear my contact lenses during the coronavirus pandemic?” By saying “yes,” but with some crucial caveats.

  • Quidel Receives Emergency Authorization for COVD-19 Test

    Quidel Receives Emergency Authorization for COVD-19 Test

    Quidel Corp. announced on March 18, that the FDA granted the company Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to market its Lyra SARS-CoV-2 Assay (Lyra) for the diagnostic testing of COVID-19.