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Don’t Do Everything. Look at How You Do Things.

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on March 24, 2020

Whether you work in corporate optometry, for another doctor or own your practice, being an eye doctor is never dull. That isn’t always a good thing because that can mean patient after patient to examine, a mountain of paperwork to fill out, send out or file and let’s not forget employees to deal with. While […]

Light & Sleep (Or the Lack Thereof)

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on March 10, 2020

Getting up at night to go to the bathroom or just getting up in the morning can be difficult. Especially since we’ve been asleep for hours and the first exposure to light can blinding. Of course, our eyes adjust and we go about our tasks or go back to sleep. Exposure to light doesn’t just […]

Is It Worth It?

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on February 25, 2020

Optometric practices aren’t cheap. There’s space to rent, equipment to buy or lease, inventory to purchase and staff to hire. So, it makes sense to think twice before buying new equipment or hiring another employee. Yet, there are times when you need to buy that upgrade or hire that new employee. How can you tell […]

Curing Inherited Blindness Genetically

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on February 11, 2020

Let’s say you bought a new car and you discovered that it is defective. Instead of going back to the dealer, there was a way to fix the defect in the car while you were using it. That’s right, you could be driving around town while under the hood, things are being fixed by the […]

Visibly (Formerly Opternative) No Longer Offering Online Vision Tests

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on January 28, 2020

The online vision screening site Visibly, (formerly Opternative) was removed from service in August 2019. Since 2016, the American Optometric Association (AOA) has been lobbying the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the site’s online vision test did not have a premarket review from agency, nor did it receive approval for safety or efficacy. The […]

Dry AMD News

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on January 14, 2020

It is a given that everyone wants to be able to see. If a person’s vision isn’t the best, eyeglasses, or contacts lenses can improve vision. If cataracts or glaucoma are present, surgery can ameliorate the situation. Unfortunately, there are vision diseases that lenses or surgery can’t correct and one of them is Dry Age-Related […]

Beyond Refraction, Frames and Contacts

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on December 31, 2019

When an eye doctor graduates from school most likely he or she will work in a practice that offers primary vision care which includes refraction and dispensing of frames and contact lenses. Still, vision care is more than just having someone behind a phoropter. So, many eye doctors are forgoing the optical dispensary and focusing […]

Myopia May Not Last A Lifetime

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on December 17, 2019

This just in—millions of children have myopia! Okay you already knew that fact, especially since a portion of those millions come into your practice. Of course, myopia unlike a lot of medical conditions has a simple solution, namely corrective lenses. As great as eyeglasses and contact lenses are in achieving near perfect vision, what if […]

How to Reward Staff

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on December 3, 2019

I’ve worked in large organizations and I was rewarded on two separate occasions for my birthday. One was at a large hospital system, where I received a voucher for a free meal in the cafeteria and the other was at a college where I received a card and gift card from the college president. Granted […]

Smart Glasses

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on November 19, 2019

Bifocals are great, they’ve been around for over 200 years and they help persons with presbyopia read books and newspapers. Yet there have been developments, such as the automobile and the computer, that have occurred over the course of these 200 years that make bifocals cumbersome. You have to adjust your head to read a […]