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ODs on Surgeon & Education

Kristopher May, OD, FAAO, April Jasper, OD, Lawrence Woodard, MD, Mile Brujic, OD

What's Your Brand?

Dave Ziegler, OD

Latest Technology in Optometry

Douglas Devries, OD, Walter Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO

Optometry in the Age of Digital Marketing

Alan Glazier, OD, Walter Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO

Starting a Dry Eye Center of Excellence

Walter Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO, Whitney Hauser, OD

Challenges With Dry Eye

Brandon Ayres, MD, Mark Kontos, MD, Preeya Gupta, MD

Surgically Induced Astigmatism

Sumitra Khandelwal, MD

Identification and Treatment of Ocular Allergy

David Kading, OD, Mile Brujic, OD

Management and Treatment of Uveitis

Bridgitte Shen Lee, OD, Nathan Lighthizer, OD

Treating Demodex in Younger Patients

Leslie O'Dell, OD, Whitney Hauser, OD

Innovations in Dry Eye, Refractive Surgery, and Keratoconus

Bridgitte Shen Lee, OD, Clark Chang, OD

Opportunities With Multifocal Lenses

David L. Kading, OD, FAAO, Mile Brujic, OD

Retinal Findings with Systemic Disease

Michael Cooper, OD, Jeffry Gerson, OD, FAAO

Contact Lens Crossfire

Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO, Whitney Hauser, OD

The Mobile Driven World

Ekwa Marketing/

Vision Development in the Infant and Toddler

Glen Steele, OD, Katherine Mastrota, OD

Top 10 Diagnoses You Should Never Miss

Michael Cooper, OD, Andrew Morgenstern, OD

What is Dry Eye Syndrome?

Leslie O'Dell, OD

Treatment and Management of the Posterior Segment

Bradley Sutton, OD, Derek Cunningham OD

Does My Patient Need VT? Questions to Ask, Tests to Do

Michael Cooper, OD, Glen Steele, OD

Ulcers and Infiltrates

Michael Cooper, OD, Blair Lonsberry, OD

Don't Get Fooled: When the OCT Goofs

Michael Cooper, OD, Benjamin Casella, OD

Oculoplastics for ODs

Bryan Bechtel, Leslie Phillips, OD

Anterior Segment Assault: Treating Common and Uncommon Conditions

Jason R. Miller, OD, MBA, FAAO, Mile Brujic, OD

Amblyopia: What the Studies Show

Derek Cunningham OD, Zachary McCarty, OD

Prescribing Oral Steroids with Ease

Michael Cooper, OD, Benjamin Casella, OD

Optometrist's Guide to Cross-Linking

Michael Cooper, OD, William Tullo, OD

Managed Care Update

Michael Cooper, OD, Walter West, OD

A Decade of Data from the Optometric Glaucoma Society

Michael Cooper, OD, Murray Fingeret, OD

Opportunities in Optometric Practices

Gina Wesley, OD, MS, FAAO, Walter Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO

Generating Revenue

Chris Freeman, OD, FAAO

Innovation in Cataract Surgery

Marc Bloomenstein, OD

Surfing the Pipeline

David Kading, OD, FAAO

Anterior Segment Rapid Fire Session

David Kading, OD, FAAO, Mile Brujic, OD

Efficiency: Maximize Your Time

Walter Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO

Creating Loyalty with Contact Lens Wear

Jason R. Miller, OD, MBA, FAAO

Working with Medical and Vision Insurance

Jason R. Miller, OD, MBA, FAAO

Growing Revenue

Eric Brooker, OD, Joe Russell, Matt Brown, OD

Educating the Refractive Surgery Patient

Andrew S. Morgenstern, OD

From the very first touchpoints, convey expertise in a language that patients can understand. […]

Managing Patient Expectations in the Era of Evolving Technology

Justin Schweitzer, OD

Optometrists may not perform the cataract surgery itself, but patients still turn to them for keys to success. […]

Preparing Patients for Cataract Surgery

Douglas Devries, OD

Optometrists should answer questions about cataract surgery and IOL choices before referring patients. […]

The Ins and Outs of Prior Authorizations

Michael S. Cooper, OD

Using these five tips may make navigating the world of prior authorizations less of a headache. […]

Retaining Talented Staff

Tim Earley, OD

A dedicated team offers benefits for staff, management, and patients. […]

CXL in a Pediatric Patient

William B. Trattler, MD

Corneal collagen cross-linking in a 10-year-old patient. […]

Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and Medical Analytics

Lama A. Al-Aswad, MD, MPH

Moving toward the automatic diagnosis of glaucoma. […]

The New Normal: Adding Technology to Your Practice

Blake Williamson, MD, MPH

When change is routine in your practice, you can seamlessly add new surgical technologies. […]

Making Confrontation Not So Confrontational

Crystal M. Brimer, OD

Some self-examination may help to smooth the waters with difficult personalities. […]

Get to Know Justin Schweitzer, OD, FAAO

We asked a panel of thought leaders from AOC’s editorial board to nominate optometrists whom they consider to be “Ris […]

A Team Approach to Premium IOLs

Michael Kelly, MD, and Sean W. Smolenyak, OD

Challenges and strategies abound. What is a team to do? […]

Back to Campus

Daniel Press, OD

Advice you should offer patients who are returning to college. […]

Back-to-School Eye Care

Nathan J. Bonilla-Warford, OD

Challenges and expectations for pediatric optometrists. […]



The Role of Aesthetics in an Optometric Practice

Milana Matz, OD; S. Barry Eiden, OD; and Kathleen Albrecht, MD

Tailoring response to each patient yields positive results. […]

Intro to Injectables

Wendy W. Lee, MD

A crash course in available products and common injection sites. […]

Going From Gere to Gosling: The Male Side of Aesthetics

Richard Maharaj, OD

A look at the role of both male and female patient populations in the rise of aesthetics in eye care. […]

Make Patients Aware of UV Risks

Rachel Grant, OD

Sun exposure increases in the summer months. Be sure your patients are prepared. […]

Get to Know Margie Recalde, OD

We asked a panel of thought leaders from AOC’s editorial board to nominate optometrists whom they consider to be “Ris […]

Opportunity Knocks

Walt Whitley, OD, MBA


Communicating Value to Cataract Patients

Walt Whitley, OD

Value is not about how much technology costs; it is about what it can do for patients. […]

The Vision Care Channel

Matt Alpert, OD

A building block for a healthy, growing, full-scope practice. […]

Lessons Learned

Justin Holt, OD

Optometry school teaches you how to be a doctor, but not how to run a practice. […]

You Are the Catalyst of Your Practice

Will Tantum, OD

Need to run a great practice? Harken back to your chemistry training for inspiration. […]

Hiring for the Future

Jason Ortman, OD

Recruiting and retaining good staff in optometry practices makes for a stable foundation—so long as it is done properly. […]

Pointers for a Solo Practice

Maurice W. Geldert, OD

Can any of these tips improve your solo practice? […]

Patient-Facing Materials Are Additive in Patients’ Education

Lawrence Woodard, MD


Get to Know Michael S. Cooper, OD


Chatting With Patients: OSD Identification and Patient Education

Ada Noh, OD

Easy steps can help to identify OSD and keep patients engaged. […]

Upping Your Game

Carole Foos, CPA

Improve your cash flow management knowledge to keep your business running well. […]

Get to Know Josh Johnston, OD, FAAO

We asked a panel of thought leaders from AOC’s editorial board to nominate optometrists whom they consider to be “Rising Stars […]



Epigenetics Brings Whole Body Care Into Optometry

Scott L. Sedlack, OD

Eye health and general health are inseparable. […]

To Bonus or Not to Bonus

Crystal M. Brimer, OD, FAAO

There are myriad strategies for incentivizing staff, but selection should be primarily based on what you have more of: time or mon […]


Tal Raviv, MD

Will telehealth startups disrupt in-office refraction? […]

Get to Know Nathan Lighthizer, OD, FAAO

We asked a panel of thought leaders from AOC’s editorial board to nominate five optometrists whom they consider to be “Rising […]

Thank You, Beth

Andrew Morgenstern, OD, FAAO


When Beauty Talk Turns Ugly

Leslie E. O’Dell, OD; Amy Gallant Sullivan, MS; and Laura M. Periman, MD

The must-have conversation with patients about cosmetic use. […]

Recommending Nutraceuticals Is a State of Mind

Robert L. Davis OD, FAAO

One way to help ensure compliance is to offer therapies in your own office. […]

Integrating All Areas of Your Business

Jason R. Miller, OD, MBA, FAAO

An influence-point analysis can help put your practice on track. […]

Social Media Presence Can Keep You In Prospective Patients’ Minds

Justin Holt, OD

Interaction and innovations help maintain interest. […]

Meeting the Needs of Digital Age Patients With Daily Disposable Contact Lenses

Bridgitte Shen Lee, OD

Grow your practice and gain patient loyalty. […]

Converting Patients to Daily Disposable Contact Lenses

Samuel J. Teske, OD, PA, With Kevin Christian, CPOA

Those daily modality contacts aren’t going to prescribe themselves. […]

Digital Eye Strain: Have We Found a Solution?

S. Barry Eiden, OD, FAAO

Companies are developing lens designs meant to decrease DES. […]

The Role of Link Building in SEO

Simon Cornelius, OD

Links from authoritative sites can boost your ranking. […]

“If I Could Turn Back Time ...“

Leslie E. O’Dell, OD; Amy Gallant Sullivan, BS; and Laura M. Periman, MD

Beauty practices that wreak havoc on the ocular surface: part three of a four-part series. […]

2016: The Year in Approvals

Conni Bergmann Koury, Editor-in-Chief

As 2016 comes to a close, AOC takes a look back at the key eye care moves made by the FDA. […]

Business Perspective

Stephen Daily, Executive Editor, News, BMC

Ophthalmic leaders discuss trends, new treatment options, and compliance issues. […]

What Makes Eye Care Tick?

Rochelle Nataloni, Contributing Editor

Futuristic innovation supported by enthusiastic investors has insiders excited about things to come. […]

Advancing Nutrition and Eye Health

Pamela Damsen and Zac Denning