Screens are everywhere in our lives now, even in the exam room. More than 80 percent of doctors now use EHRs, and the hype is building surrounding new technologies in healthcare such as virtual reality. The benefits of technology are numerous—but we all know that too much tech isn’t a good thing for anybody.Read More

Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss and the leading cause of blindness for people all over the world. Age-related clouding of the eye’s lens affects more than 24.4 million Americans age 40 and older, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). By 2050, the number of people in the U.S. with cataracts is expected to double to about 50 million, according to the National Eye Institute (NEI). Despite their prevalence, many misconceptions prevail about the condition. Since June is Cataract Awareness Month, this is a great time to educate your patients and clear up some of these common myths about cataracts.
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What if there was a way to better serve your patients, inspire positive interactions with self-paying patients, increase referrals, and grow your practice with little to no effort on your part? It may sound like a too-good-to-be-true marketing scam, but in fact this has been the actual experience of a growing number of eye care practices that have developed a dry eye specialty.Read More

Eye doctors know that many people experience regular or recurring eye irritation such as itching, burning, redness, or occasional blurry vision. Sufferers may not think much of these symptoms, chalking them up to allergies or spending too much time at the computer. Most of them will not seek out an eye doctor for treatment. But what doctors also know is that these irritating symptoms could actually be ocular surface disease, a condition commonly referred to as dry eye.Read More

We live in a digital world. The average American adult spends more than 11 hours per day on electronic gadgets, according to a 2015 Nielsen report. As eye doctors well know, all that time spent staring at computers, tablets, and smartphones takes a toll on our eyes. Since March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month, here are some practical tips to share with your staff and your patients to help everyone maintain healthy eyes at work and at play.Read More