2019 News Archive

  • O.D. Notebook: Happy winter holidays

    Wednesday December 25, 2019

    Happy holidays from the Optometric Management staff.

  • O.D. Notebook: Tips for Spectacle Rechecks

    Wednesday December 18, 2019

    When faced with a spectacle recheck, validate the patient’s complaint, by saying something like: “I understand that your new glasses aren’t working for you. Let’s see what we can do together to fix that problem.”

  • O.D. Notebook: Optical Pioneer Passes

    Wednesday December 11, 2019

    Pierre Pitance, who led Precilens as CEO since 2004, died suddenly on Sunday Dec. 1 at 54 years old.

  • O.D. Notebook: You'll Get a Kick Out of This

    Wednesday December 4, 2019

    Goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky revealed he lost a contact lens during a soccer match, guarding the net for 20 minutes seeing out of one eye.

  • O.D. Notebook: Enjoy Your Holiday!

    Wednesday November 27, 2019

    Happy Thanksgiving, a day early, from the staff at Optometric Management.

  • O.D. Notebook: Daily Wear Contact Lens for Myopia Receives FDA Approval

    Wednesday November 20, 2019

    The FDA approved the MiSight 1 day contact lens (CooperVision) to slow myopia progression in those ages 8 to 12. The daily wear, single-use lens corrects refractive error to improve distance vision. In addition, concentric peripheral rings in the lens focus part of the light in front of the retina.

  • O.D. Notebook: Practice Tip: Simplify Drop Use for Patients

    Wednesday November 13, 2019

    One way to simplify drop use for glaucoma patients is to provide personalized index cards...

  • O.D. Notebook: World Health Organization Challenges O.D.s to Help the Underserved

    Wednesday November 6, 2019

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has challenged the profession to help improve the availability, affordability and quality of vision care in underserved communities and developing nations around the world in an address given by Dr. Alarcos Cieza at the World Congress of Optometry and American Academy of Optometry.

  • O.D. Notebook: Prepare for National Diabetes Month

    Wednesday October 30, 2019

    Get ready for National Diabetes Month

  • O.D. Notebook: Optometry Giving Sight Creates New Board of Directors

    Wednesday October 23, 2019

    Optometry Giving Sight has established a new board of directors to oversee the organization.

  • O.D. Notebook: Industry Celebrates World Sight Day

    Wednesday October 16, 2019

    The World Council of Optometry, along with the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, recognized Oct. 10, as World Sight Day.

  • O.D. Notebook: AOA Pushes for FDA Recall of 1-800 Contacts’ Online Vision Test

    Wednesday October 9, 2019

    The American Optometric Association (AOA) is asking the FDA for a product recall of 1-800 Contacts’ online vision test, ExpressExam, in light of what the AOA considers recent comparable action against Visibly’s “strikingly similar” online vision test.

  • O.D. Notebook: Reader Feedback Could Result in American Express Gift Card

    Wednesday October 2, 2019

    Contact Lens Spectrum, our sister publication, needs your feedback for its annual Practice Profile Study. Your responses, trended with previous years’ results, will be featured in Contact Lens Spectrum’s annual report in its January issue.

  • O.D. Notebook: Prevent Blindness Offers Contact Lens Safety Information

    Wednesday September 25, 2019

    Prevent Blindness has declared October as Contact Lens Safety Awareness Month to educate the public on the best ways . . .

  • O.D. Notebook: AOA Celebrates Paraoptometric Week

    Wednesday September 18, 2019

    American Optometric Association celebrates paraoptometric week this week. In its 17th year, the occasion is a formal observance of the optometric practice staff’s dedication to the patients they serve and the profession they have chosen.

  • O.D. Notebook: Myopia Center Expands Locations

    Wednesday September 11, 2019

    Treehouse Eyes announced the opening of eight new centers, a collaboration with select practices in California, Texas, Florida and Michigan.

  • O.D. Notebook: Prevent Blindness Declares September Sports Eye Safety Month

    Wednesday September 4, 2019

    Practice Tip: As staff buy-in is crucial to the implementation of new equipment, Lori Mazza, O.D. says to always start with a staff meeting in which the O.D. presents what the instrument is and what it does. For additional tips on seamless device integration, see https://bit.ly/2lDyyMQ.

  • O.D. Notebook: Company news, new products and nonprofit news

    Wednesday August 28, 2019

    OneSight clinic serves thousands, new date for The Myopia Meeting and more.

  • O.D. Notebook: Prevent Blindness Releases Diabetes Resource

    Wednesday August 21, 2019

    Prevent Blindness has provided a new, no-cost resource titled “Diabetes and the Eyes.” The toolkit has downloadable materials,

  • O.D. Notebook: The Latest Industry News

    Wednesday August 14, 2019

    Practice Tip: To get parents and caregivers thinking about back-to-school eye exams, create a “I just had my first eye exam” sign, so the parent or caregiver can post a photo of it on their social media channels and, thus, plant the seed in other’s minds. (See https://bit.ly/2YkFlhg, for additional tips.)

  • O.D. Notebook: The Contact Lens Museum Opens

    Wednesday August 7, 2019

    Practice Tip: August is “Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month.” With fall sports, such as soccer, about to kick off, why not create awareness about sports eyewear? For specific tips, see https://bit.ly/2uDTPHG.

  • July 31, 2019

    Wednesday July 31, 2019

    July 31, 2019 -- On this day, July 31, 1790, the United States Patent and Trademark Office opened, enabling inventors to protect their ideas and provide various products and technologies, including several in eye care, to an appreciative public.

  • July 24, 2019

    Wednesday July 24, 2019

    July 24, 2019 -- Today, July 23, is Amelia Earhart Day! In 2009, a pair of the pilot’s aluminum goggles was auctioned off. Accompanying the goggles was a letter Ms. Earhart wrote to aerial cinematographer Ray Fernstrom, in which she complimented the padded goggles because she said they clung around her unconventional nose.

  • July 17, 2019

    Wednesday July 17, 2019

    July 17, 2019 -- Today, July 17, is World Emoji Day. Emojis related to optometry include an eye, glasses and sunglasses. Why not check out your smartphone to see what else may be available?

  • July 10, 2019

    Wednesday July 10, 2019

    July 10, 2019 -- July is Dry Eye Awareness Month. Dry eye disease is also the theme of Optometric Management’s “Practicing Medical Optometry” series, which appears in the July issue of OM.