One of the most common emergency calls and appointments you'll get in practice is when patients become anxious because they have noticed floaters and/or flashes in their vision. More common than not, these symptoms occur as a result of normal aging changes in the vitreous that can result in a posterior vitreous detachment.
I recently read an article in Women in Optometry that had polled a group of optometrists about their satisfaction with their career choice. The results were shocking to me. I couldn’t believe that almost 50% of optometrists who were asked “If you were to start your career in optometry today, what path would you take?” stated that they would “not choose optometry.”
We’ve all been told of the positive effects of taking omega 3 supplements for eye health, especially for the treatment of dry eye disease.
Studies have shown an improvement in tear osmolarity, tear break-up time, matrix metalloproteinase-9, and Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) symptom scores in patients adding omega 3s into their diet.
Have you heard of the newest augmented reality and mixed reality glasses that will be coming to market? With the disappointing flop of Google Glass and Snap’s Spectacles, let’s see what Microsoft and Apple are bringing to the table!
Make sure all of your young patients have a good pair of sunglasses as well!
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Washington DC, what a great place for Optometry’s Meeting! The nation’s capitol offers a wide range of attractions and activities full of historic landmarks, parks, monuments, museums, and memorials. Although there are far too many sites to see in the few days that you’ll be in town, we’ve put together some of the “must-see” places during your visit.
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Furthermore, research has identified that EPA (eicosapentaenoic) and DHA (docosahexaenoic), the omega-3s found in marine oils, are the two most important fatty acids in human health.