Vision Therapy is a great part of optometry. A patient yesterday asked me how come more optometrist don't do vision therapy and I had to think about it before giving the answer. Ultimately I settled on: 1. Lack of interest in working with a pediatric population 2. Lack of training during school 3. Special interest [...]
When was the last time you can say "I saved someone's life." Recently I diagnosed something that would never have been detected otherwise at this stage unless my patient had gotten an eye exam. A 36 year old female came in just wanting new glasses. Routine as could be, but when I looked into the back [...]
It's much more common to hear about myopia at my age and less so with hyperopia. But the prevalence of hyperopia really struck me when I volunteered for Remote Area Medical last week. What is RAM? Basically it is an event where free healthcare is given to those who cannot afford it on their own. [...]
http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/11rs/sb110.htm Kentucky has followed in Oklahoma's footsteps to pass a bill allowing optometrists to perform laser surgery. (SLT, LPI etc) These are surgeries that relate to glaucoma.