Getting the Very First OptiLight: A Perfect Fit for My Tech-Forward Practice
When I opened my own practice in 2020, I knew I wanted to reimagine the traditional eyecare practice and give patients an unparalleled experience that balances a tech-forward philosophy with personalized care and a human touch. That’s why I was the first practitioner to purchase OptiLight.
OptiLight First Look: A Difference-Maker for Doctors and Dry Eye Patients
With a major dry eye center in the high desert of Arizona, I need to be on top of new advances in dry eye therapy. It was exciting to see Lumenis, the company that first introduced intense pulsed light (IPL) technology, receive the first and only FDA approval of IPL for management of dry eye disease for Lumenis IPL with Optimal Pulse Technology (OPT™).
Fundamental Help for Patients: A 6-Month Look at Implementing Optima IPL
Ocular surface disease is persistent and progressive, and it affects vision and quality of life for so many patients. In my practice, the goal is to get ahead of the problem early, when treatment is most effective.
Stop the Drops: How SLT and IPL Improve Ocular Health and Quality of Life
Glaucoma and ocular surface disease (OSD) are both chronic, progressive conditions that require long-term management, but that doesn’t mean everyone must be burdened with using topical medications for life. When I see patients who rely on medications…
The Key Long-term Success in Optometry: Diversify Your Practice
Students often ask me, “Will all of this education, training and money be worth it in the long run? Can we have long, viable careers in optometry?” The answer is an emphatic yes, and the key to making it happen is diversification.
6 Tips for Implementing Optima IPL in Your OD Practice
COVID-19 Pandemic: Tips for Staying Connected with Dry Eye Patients
Telemedicine for Triage: Life-saving Now and Efficient in the Future
In optometry, where diagnosis often depends on getting a magnified view through the slit lamp with stains and dyes and using point-of-care tests, telemedicine has limited use in terms of billable visits. But the mechanisms of telemedicine have tremendous value…