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Considerations for Comprehensive Eye Exams for Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Posted by Talin Amadian on May 9, 2022 at 9:00 AM

When you have a busy day and patients scheduled back to back, it’s easy to get flustered at things that are out of the ordinary. If you work in private practice or retail optometry, most of the patients you see on a daily basis are relatively straightforward.

It’s easy to get in the groove of seeing young, healthy and straightforward patients on a daily basis, and it’s also easy to become nervous when things get a little more complicated, such as kids, elderly, and patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

This is where you have to sometimes get creative and possibly prioritize and split your exam if necessary.

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Topics: Eye Exam, Autism

Prescribing Recommendations For Patients With Autism

Posted by Talin Amadian on May 2, 2022 at 9:00 AM

Performing exams for patients with Autism can vary in level of difficulty. Understanding what to do with the data collected during the exam can also be tricky.

In this post, we will talk about nuances when prescribing spectacles for patients with autism spectrum disorder.

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Topics: Autism

Not All Reading Glasses Are Created Equally: Near Variable Focus Lenses

Posted by Talin Amadian on April 25, 2022 at 8:00 AM

 

Patients often come in wearing or asking about office glasses, computer lenses, or workspace lenses. Despite their names, these products are all referring to usually one thing: the near variable focus progressive.

Living in the age of multiple working distances, the usual reading glasses or standard progressives don't really give patients the flexibility to toggle between multiple working distances, which has become the norm.

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Topics: Reading Glasses

Multifocal Contact Lenses vs. Monovision: How Do We Decide?

Posted by Talin Amadian on April 19, 2022 at 9:34 AM

With the rapid advancements in the contact lens realm, sometimes it’s hard to keep up with the latest and greatest technology when it comes to presbyopic contact lenses.

There are so many different designs of contact lenses on the market, and with the multifocal contact lens designs, each lens has a different fit pattern, making it difficult for practitioners to keep up.

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Topics: Contact Lens, Monovision

New Kid On The Block: Vuity For Presbyopia

Posted by Talin Amadian on February 21, 2022 at 8:00 AM

Presbyopia is one of the most prevalent conditions in the world, but options for its treatment have been the same for years.

From reading glasses to progressive lenses to monovision and multifocal contact lenses, we have not had any significant advancements since the development of the toric multifocal soft contact lens.

But now, these options have a new competitor.

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Topics: Drugs

What I Say When My Patients Mention Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Posted by Talin Amadian on February 21, 2022 at 5:57 AM

Concerns about blue light exposure have been increasing within the past few years. Patients in my clinic ask me about blue light blocking lenses or tell me they wear blue light blocking lenses every single day.

Interest in this topic has primarily been caused by the rise of marketing companies targeting people using electronic devices, which is basically everyone!

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Topics: Blue Light Blocking Glasses

How to tailor your exam to diagnose CVS

Posted by Talin Amadian on February 9, 2022 at 9:00 AM

Each day you will encounter at least one patient, but likely more, with symptoms of computer vision syndrome.

Previously, we discussed symptoms to watch out for while performing your case history that will lead to computer vision syndrome or digital eye strain diagnosis. 

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Topics: CVS, computer vision syndrome

The Study Technique You Should Be Using for NBEO® Part 1 and Beyond

Posted by Talin Amadian on January 31, 2022 at 9:33 AM

By the time you’re actively studying for NBEO® Part 1, you’ve probably already figured out the study methods that work best for you and the ones that don’t.

Since the pool of information is a lot larger than standard course examinations, you may want to consider changing things up in order to study more effectively.

The most effective strategy I’ve encountered for this type of exam is called Active Recall.

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Topics: NBEO, NBEO Part I

When should I start studying for NBEO Part 1?

Posted by Talin Amadian on January 27, 2022 at 7:54 AM

Thinking of when to start studying for NBEO ® Part 1 is very overwhelming. Sometimes it feels too early to start since not all courses have been completed, but other times it feels like it’s too late. If you feel like you’re running behind on officially studying for NBEO ® Part 1, here are my thoughts and insights on how I would do it. 

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Topics: NBEO, NBEO Part I

Easy Recipe For Eye Health: A Sweet Treat To Prevent Glaucomatous Damage

Posted by Talin Amadian on January 4, 2022 at 10:18 AM

Recent studies have shown magnesium to be one of the molecules that has treatment potential in glaucoma.

Magnesium improves blood flow by modifying endothelial function through affecting the endothelin-1 and endothelial nitric oxide pathways.

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Topics: Recipes

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