Controlling everything we do as doctors of optometry and everything our colleagues in allopathic and osteopathic medicine do is a legal and ethical framework called the Doctrine of Informed Consent.
How do we fit it in, how can we create an action plan for efficient, clinically excellent orthokeratology care among the hustle and flow of a primary eye care optometric practice? While this is still a work-in-progress, I’d like to propose a blueprint.
During discussions with optometric and ophthalmologic colleagues, I will occasionally hear, “There is not enough evidence for me to treat children who demonstrate progressive myopia.”
Vision Therapy (VT) works great when the right therapy is prescribed correctly to the right patient by a skilled practitioner using the right technology and protocols. Yet, why have so few doctors successfully integrated this important optometric discipline into their practices?
Here’s how my pediatrics-only practice, which is part of Children's Mercy Hospital of Kansas City, Mo., has grown our myopia management services.
By Dwight Akerman, OD, MBA, FAAO Chief Medical Editor, Review of Myopia Management Congratulations to all the researchers and clinicians who collaborated to create the open...
Although the evidence is clear on the effectiveness of contact lenses in slowing myopia, issues around the safety of contact lens wear remain.
Anyone who has ever attempted to treat a myopic child knows it’s just a matter of time until you hear the question, “Why haven’t I heard about this before?”
Pediatric patients don’t always wear the glasses the doctor prescribes, and it’s not just because they are children. Reasons for noncompliance can be complex and involve parents.
You’ve invested time and money into the skills and equipment required to provide cutting-edge myopia management. Perhaps you’ve purchased a state-of-the-art topographer for fitting ortho-k lenses? Now you’re wondering, “How do I reach potential new patients?”