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Kentucky passes positive verification; states expand prescription authority

Kentucky passes positive verification; states expand prescription authority Rodemich, Karen ROUNDUP OF NEW STATE LAWS * As we went to press, we learned that Kentucky became the latest state to pass a contact lens release law. SB157 prohibits mail-order companies from mailing, sending, delivering or dispensing contact lenses before receiving: 1) a written or faxed […]

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science of soft lens vision, The

science of soft lens vision, The Ridder, William H III Fluctuating vision is a troublesome possibility. Soft contact lenses provide major benefits — both cosmetic and functional – for many patients. Activities that can interfere with spectacle wear are now open to them. Practitioners can also prescribe soft contact lenses to cover a disfigured iris, […]

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Exploring synergies in glaucoma diagnosis

Exploring synergies in glaucoma diagnosis Sherman, Jerome Our definition of glaucoma has changed, and our approach to diagnosing it must change as well. Here’s how. Recently, clinicians have begun to recognize that glaucoma isn’t a single disease but a range of conditions. Perhaps, instead of talking about glaucoma, we should be talking about a spectrum […]

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A guide for the optometric practice

What’s coming in 2003: A guide for the optometric practice new products A guide to recently introduced products that will shape patient care and practice management. Read about ophthalmic lenses, contact lenses, pharmaceuticals and more. The staff of Optometric Management is pleased to bring you a basic guide to new products – and products that […]

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SMART YELLOW PAGES ADVERTISING

SMART YELLOW PAGES ADVERTISING Abramovitz, Susan M If you must advertise in the phone book, then follow these guidelines. Advertising in the Yellow Pages may seem logical, but is it the right way to spend your budget? This article will address phone book advertising because these ads represents the largest promotional expense for many optometric […]

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What lies behind iritis?

What lies behind iritis? Schmidt, Eric When an eye problem isn’t just an eye problem. Systemic diseases often manifest in the eye. Diagnosing the eye condition can be easy, but the underlying etiology challenges our clinical investigative skills. Remember this in your practice. THE CASE: Rosetta was frustrated. She said that for the past 1 […]

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artist’s rendition, The

artist’s rendition, The Schmidt, Eric CLINICAL CHALLENGES with Eric Schmidt, O.D. A patient’s artwork leads this doctor on the road to diagnosing her condition. For many of us who see a considerable number of patients each day, it can become easy to trivialize some of our patients’ complaints. We may say things such as, “It’s […]

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what’s new

what’s new FOR YOUR PATIENTS AND PRACTICE Pocket-sized diagnostic * Quantel Medical introduces a portable pachymeter ideal for glaucoma screening. The Pocket II Precision Pachymeter fits into a lab coat pocket and is powered by four AA batteries, allowing you to move it between exam rooms or take it to another office. It offers a […]

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The key to controlling your expenses

Budget planning: The key to controlling your expenses Bumgarner, Katherine A By analyzing where you’ve been and projecting Into the future, you can predict your net, take control of your fiances – and keep your office on track. WOULDN’T IT BE GREAT to know at the beginning of the year how much money you’ll make […]

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How to make $500,000 more–without seeing one extra patient

How to make $500,000 more–without seeing one extra patient Gerber, Gary Without seeing one extra patient. Alot of today’s equipment promises to secure your financial future. Trade shows are a great place to see this in action. But when it comes to increasing profitability, you already have all the equipment and tools that you need. […]