Pupillary Pathways

Talking to Your Patients About Floaters

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Dec 17, 2017 6:05:24 PM

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.

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Topics: Floaters

Are You Happy With Your Optometry Career Choice?

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Dec 7, 2017 4:58:40 PM

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.”

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Topics: Jobs, Career Choice, Poll Results

4 Foods Rich in Omega 3 Fatty-Acids for Eye Health

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Nov 30, 2017 11:30:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Eye Health

Apple AR Glasses and Microsoft HoloLens

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Nov 22, 2017 2:16:17 PM

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!

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Topics: Technology, Glasses

Did you know this about UV Protection?

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jul 6, 2017 11:52:39 AM
Here is our latest optometry infographic about UV Protection.
 
Did you know that c hildren take in 3x more UV exposure than adults – up to 80% of their lifetime exposure occurs by age 20! 

Make sure all of your young patients have a good pair of sunglasses as well! 

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Topics: Facts

Poll: What are your plans for the summer?

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jun 27, 2017 9:50:19 AM

The summer is here, so what will you be doing Optometry student? We would love to know! Take this poll!

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Topics: Polls

Top Sites to See in DC at Optometry's Meeting

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jun 15, 2017 6:37:11 PM

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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Topics: Conferences

Poll: What is the approximate gender breakdown for your class?

Posted by Amanda Dexter on May 31, 2017 10:43:32 AM

What is the approximate gender breakdown for you class? We would love to know! Take this poll!

Be sure to also take out past polls!

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Topics: Polls

Did you know this about Omega-3 fatty acids?

Posted by Amanda Dexter on May 23, 2017 10:10:14 AM
Here is our latest optometry infographic about fatty acids.
 
Did you know that  Omega-3 fatty acids are required in human health but cannot be made by the body so we must consume them. They are, therefore, called essential fatty acids.

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.

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Topics: Facts

Do you know which eyes disease is abbreviated as MEWDS?

Posted by Amanda Dexter on May 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM
Here is our latest optometry infographic about MEWDS.
 
Multiple evanescent white dot syndrome ( MEWDS) is a rare, unilateral, self-limited disease that is characterized by the presence of multiple small white dots that typically spontaneously resolve over a period of months.
 
The disease most commonly affects females ranging from 14 to 47 years of age and is often preceded by a flu-like illness in approximately half of cases. Patients usually present with complaint of a sudden decrease in vision, as low as 20/200, a paracentral scotoma (including an enlarged blind spot) and shimmering temporal photopsias.
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Topics: Facts, eyes disease