- Video Killed the Radio Star
- Setting Sights on Creating Change
- CTX? Never Heard of It: Part 2
- Early-age Vision Screening is Crucial
- Clinical Experience with Lifitegrast
- OSD in 2017: A Device Summary
- Level 3 Dry Eye Treatments: Scleral Lenses
- The Pyramids of Dry Eye Disease: A Simplified Model to Guide DED Management
- Tips for Novice Scleral Lens Fitters
- The Role of OCT in the Comprehensive Optometry Office
- AMD Monitoring at Home
- Choices Matter in Postoperative Inflammation
- Ocular Manifestations of Graft vs. Host Disease
- From Naysayer to Believer: Using PERG to Diagnose Early Glaucoma
- A New Low Vision Tool
- Introduction: AOC’s Last Waltz
- From 2010: Hordeolum and Chalazion
- From 2011: Capitalizing on Growth Categories
- From 2012: Taking Ownership of Ocular Allergies
- From 2016: Take Care of the Ocular Surface in Glaucoma
- From 2017: Scleral Lenses: From the Renaissance to the 21st Century
- Alternative Treatment Leads to Personal, Professional Growth
- Optometry and Diabetes: Beyond the Exam Room
- Clinical Experience Shapes the Educational Experience
- Get to Know Leslie O’Dell, OD, FAAO
This is AOC’s Greatest Hits issue. AOC’s editorial team selected a smattering of articles from past cover series that show how far optometry has come—and how far it still has to go. You’ll enjoy the trip down memory lane. With that in mind, it’s time to chat music.
The Beatles released Let It Be in 1970, a month after its cofounder founder Paul McCartney announced he was leaving the band. After four albums in three years, Cream decided it was time to call it quits, releasing Goodbye in 1969, a year after it dissolved. The Last Waltz, Martin Scorsese’s documentary about The Band’s final live show on Thanksgiving Day in 1976, took even longer to produce: it debuted in April 1978, a year and half after The Band’s break up.
In November, Bryn Mawr Communications announced to its industry partners that the November/December issue of AOC would be the final issue of the publication. So consider the issue you hold in your hands to be AOC’s Last Waltz—that is, a final product packaged with the knowledge that there is no further issue on the horizon.
One should note, however, that the dissolution of The Beatles, Cream, and The Band resulted Paul McCartney’s solo career, Eric Clapton’s most complex works, and Robbie Robertson’s contributions to Scorsese’s soundtracks. The groups broke up, but the shows went on.
In that spirit, AOC is regrouping. We’re playing to our strengths and packaging them to serve optometrists with an all-digital publication called CollaborativeEYE, launching this February. The publication will focus on the collaborative dynamic between ODs and MDs, and will be a place where clinicians can engage in honest discussions about eye care. We look forward to seeing you at CollaborativeEYE.com in 2018.