It is amazing how a business can operate without properly trained staff. Poor service, rude and inefficient personnel seem to be the standard. How often have you stood in front of someone waiting to be attended to while they carry on with a private call, reading a magazine or eating their lunch? Ever noticed how an entire person can hide behind a phone?
What draws a person back to a specific practice? An environment where they feel welcome, important and above all where they are treated by professionals.
Always remember that it is stressful to be in an unfamiliar environment - people are scared of the unknown, and YOU have to reassure them and make them feel comfortable. They should view their eye care professional as a personal friend. Turn the appointment into a pleasant and fun experience. People enjoy going back to their favourite haunts with family and friends – make the visit to the optometrist one of these.
With this course emphasis will be placed on professional etiquette, product information, visual aberrations, diseases of the eye, different personality types and how to deal with them, frame styling and sales.
You are on the frontline and without efficient and professional reception staff no practice can be successful.
More than fifteen million Americans have age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and the disease will strike 200,000 more people this year. It is the most prevalent cause of vision loss in the western world. Dr. Lylas Mogk, the founding director of the Visual Rehabilitation and Research Center of the Henry Ford Health System, has a unique professional and personal understanding of AMD. A doctor and loving daughter of a parent with this frightening though manageable condition, Mogk here explains exactly what it is and how to limit its effect on your life. Reassuring and comprehensive—complete with illuminating first person stories of people with AMD—Macular Degeneration will help you or someone you love with information on
• Reducing your risk factors
• Revolutionary new technology, including laser surgery and alternative treatments
• New research discoveries in nutrition—and eye-healthy recipes
• The latest low-vision computer software programs
• Coping with depression and frustration
• Active online communities of people with macular degeneration
Plus a Low Vision Living Rehab program to help you read better, see better, and live independently!
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Two full-length, online practice testsMore than 600 practice questions for every subject, with detailed answers and explanations16-page, tear-out, full-color study sheets for quick review on the goA guide to the current OAT Blueprint so you know exactly what to expect on Test DayComprehensive review of all of the content covered on the OATBiologyGeneral ChemistryOrganic ChemistryReading ComprehensionPhysicsQuantitative ReasoningKaplan's proven strategies for Test Day successExpert GuidanceKaplan's expert psychometricians ensure our practice questions and study materials are true to the test.We invented test prep—Kaplan (www.kaptest.com) has been helping students for almost 80 years. Our proven strategies have helped legions of students achieve their dreams.
This book provides us with insights on patients’ guide to cataract and the treatments involved. “A Patient's Guide to Cataracts and Cataract Surgery” is written by Dr Gerard Chuah, a leading eye surgeon in Asia and also the Medical Director of the Asian Diabetic and Retinal Disease Center and his team of doctors.
Refer to the practical appendices for quick-reference information on hospital/practice forms for more efficient patient record keeping, conversion tables, numerous language translations, ocular emergencies, pharmaceuticals, and more.
Update your practical knowledge of ophthalmic tests and procedures.
Confidently prepare for certification or recertification exams with comprehensive and practical information on the exam process for ophthalmic and optometric assistants. Optimize your results with OCT imaging and other innovative technologies used in todays ophthalmic offices, clinics, and hospitals.
Stay up to date with new drugs being used to treat a diverse range of eye diseases and disorders.
Learn how to assist the newest refractive cataract surgery procedures.
Update your knowledge of CPR procedures.
The rainbow, truly a miracle of nature, confirms not only the importance of color, but specifically those portions of the spectrum for which the human organism is attuned.
During the early 1920s, science had begun to speculate that the power of light was primarily transmitted to the core of the human organism by the organ of sight - the eyes. It was in that same period of time that one man, Dr. Harry Riley Spitler, theorized in great detail the role of the eyes in phototransduction, as well as the role of light and color in total organismic function and development. Most of his work has been scientifically validated, and represents the foundation of one of today's most advanced approaches to phototherapy: syntonics.
Syntonics, utilized clinically for more than sixty years within the field of Optometry, is that branch of ocular science dealing with the application of selected visible light frequencies through the eyes. This ocular application of light has been utilized with great success in the treatment of various visual dysfunctions associated with strabismus, amblyopia, accomodative/convergence problems, visual field constrictions, head trauma, and visually related learning problems.
The results of these relatively short term treatments usually yield significant improvements in visual skills, visual field size, memory, general performance, behavior, mood, and academic achievement.
Now we notice that phototherapy is becoming an increasingly prevalent therapeutic tool within the medical community. We are proud to be part of the lineage of vision specialists who discovered, researched and consistently cultivated the science of ocular phototherapy: Syntonics.
Dr. Andrew G. Lee, and associate editors Dr. Paul W. Brazis and Dr. Lanning B. Kline, have designed this unique reference in which neuro-ophthalmologists offer expert advice, preferences, and opinions on tough clinical questions commonly associated with neuro-ophthalmology. The unique Q&A format provides quick access to current information related to neuro-ophthalmology with the simplicity of a conversation between two colleagues. Images, diagrams, and references are included to enhance the text and to illustrate common clinical dilemmas.
Curbside Consultation in Neuro-Ophthalmology: 49 Clinical Questions provides information basic enough for residents while also incorporating expert pearls that even high-volume ophthalmologists will appreciate. Residents, fellows, and practicing physicians alike will benefit from the user-friendly and casual format and the expert advice contained within.
Some of the questions that are answered:
• What is the best way to manage papilledema?
• What treatments are there for traumatic optic neuropathy?
• When and how do I order an imaging study in neuro-ophthalmology?
• What is the work-up for anterior ischemic optic neuropathy?
• What evaluation is necessary for an isolated ocular motor cranial neuropathy?
This text is designed to supplement the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) instruction courses for technicians or to facilitate a do-it-yourself training program for ophthalmology residents, ophthalmic technicians, optometry students, and other eye care professionals in training. Figures and illustrations supplement time-tested exercises to facilitate learning. The user-friendly format prevalent throughout the text enables students to develop a complete understanding of the retinoscope and its many uses.
With collaborations from Al Lens, Sheila Coyne Nemeth, and Janice K. Ledford, Ocular Anatomy and Physiology, Second Edition now begins with a jump-start chapter to overview the topic for those new to the field of eye care. Chapter two delves into embryology—a topic rarely covered—and addresses each structure of the eye, including the bony orbit, eyebrows, eye lids, lacrimal system, extraocular muscles, and the globe.
While the text continues to emphasize normal anatomy, each chapter contains a glossary of common disorders. Also included is a description of diagnostic methods for examining various tissues. The physiology of various structures and systems is explained, including the visual pathway, the inflammatory response, immunology, binocular vision, refractive errors, and accommodation. To enhance the reader's understanding of each topic, illustrations are provided.
Features of the Second Edition:
• New jump-start chapter for beginners
• Details on diagnostic methods for each structure or segment, including optical coherence tomography and retinal thickness analysis
• Glossary of common disorders at the end of each chapter
With new features and information, Ocular Anatomy and Physiology, Second Edition is a valuable text for ophthalmic and optometric assistants, training facilities, and practices, as well as beginners in the field of eye care, including sales representatives and pre-med students.
Rapidly locate key informationwith a highly templated format that includes chapters organized anatomically, not by ophthalmic subspecialty, in addition to key boxes and highlighted emergency management boxes.Apply the latest knowledge and techniques in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease, including anti-VEGF therapy for retina disorders; optical coherence tomography and high-resolution imaging modalities; new corneal and refractive surgical approaches; advances in uveitis, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology; and more.Stay abreast of the most recent spectral domain OCT with numerous scans included throughout the book.Quickly address critical situations with highlighted emergency management boxes, as well as bonus appendices that provide a wealth of supplemental information helpful for the non-specialist, including guidance on the basics in examination methods, differential diagnosis, common medications, measurements and more.Identify subtleties and nuances by examining over 800 full-color illustrations depicting a complete range of clinical disorders, imaging and testing methods, and surgical techniques, as well as brand-new videos of eye movement examination.Access the videos at Expert Consult.
A logical organization makes it easy to find practical information on managing your own practice or purchasing your own practice.
Coverage of different types of ownership includes self-employment, individual proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations.
Coverage of cost control issues compares the selection and use of an optical laboratory versus an in-house finishing lab.
Risk management and insurance coverage provides an overview of personal, life, liability, and disability insurance.
Coverage of financial planning and tax reporting discusses topics including IRAs, retirement plans, estate planning, and personal and business tax issues.
Bulleted lists, tables, figures, and boxes help you locate valuable information quickly.
Checklists provide a logical progression in completing tasks.
NEW chapters expand the books scope of coverage, and include these topics:
Personal and professional goal setting
Resumes and interviews
Principles of practice transfer
Coding and billing
Financial decision making
Manage any challenge in ocular toxicologywith extensive coverage of principles of therapy; ocular drug delivery; methods to evaluate drug-induced visual side effects; and the role of electrophysiology and psychophysics.
Benefit from the masterful guidance and global perspectiveof world authorities in the field who provide need-to-know information on all aspects of ocular toxicologyall in one concise reference.
Confer with the WHO classification systemto determine whether a particular side effect is certain, probable, or likely to occur.
Zero in on the key information you need to knowwith highly templated, concise chapters. Apply the latest knowledge and treatments for newly recognized Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR). Identify which ADRs are clinically relevant and what to do about them.
Experience clinical scenarioswith vivid clarity through a wealth of new and updated clinical photographs that provide unmatched, visual diagnostic guidance.
Recognize and avoid drug-induced ocular side effectswith data from the National Registry of Drug Induced Ocular Side-Effects (Casey Eye Institute, Portland, OR) and the World Health Organization (Uppsala, Sweden).
Stay up to date and provide state-of-the-art carewith the latest information on approved medications.
Written by two experts on the eye, Our Eyes and Our Vision explains the miracle of eyesight. Youll discover what can go wrong with your vision, how to prevent and cure problems, how ancient scholars treated ocular diseases, and what the future has in store for helping to protect and restore vision.
Some eyesight problems can be prevented or corrected, but others can only be postponed. Its critical to understand the landscape so that problems can be avoided or addressed as soon as possible.
Youll gain deep insights into how we see, and youll also learn how weve gained knowledge about treating eye diseases over the years. If you are interested in general health issues, human anatomy and physiology, biology in general as well as history or just an average reader wanting to learn more about your eyesight, youll be fascinated by Our Eyes and Our Vision.
• What are the differences between the PRK, LASIK, and RK procedures, and which is right for me?
• What are the most common side effects of excimer laser treatment?
• How do I judge whether a doctor is sufficiently qualified to perform excimer laser treatment?
• Will the procedure be painful?
• When can I fully resume normal daily activities such as driving and reading?
• Will eye laser treatment stop my eyes from getting worse?
• How well has the FDA monitored this technique?
• How many people have successfully undergone the procedure?
The Eye Laser Miracle is the guide for anyone who wants better vision.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Get guidance you can trust from a portable, practical handbook that distills all the key information from Clinical Ophthalmology: A Systematic Approach - Drs. Kanski and Bowling’s best-selling comprehensive eye reference.Visualize the most common eye disorders more clearly with the help of a completely revised image library, including clinical photographs and over 800 full-color illustrations, many of which are new.Remain current in practice with the latest advances in the treatment of retinal vascular disease (including new therapies for macular disorders); new drug therapies; updated surgery techniques for oculoplastic, corneal, and glaucoma surgery; and examination tips, imaging, and associated systemic conditions.
Incorporating Dr. William H. Bates' treatment of systematic exercise and training—techniques generally applied in treating and rehabilitating handicapped patients—the text suggests that relaxation, eyesight training, and skillful use of psychological factors are important elements that can possibly lead to improved eye functions.
Bates, a practicing New York City ophthalmologist, first demonstrated his method of improving defective vision in the 1920s. Since then, thousands of people have been helped by methods devised by the doctor and his pupils. A useful aid for anyone experiencing problems with their vision, this practical guide will also be of value to healthcare specialists.
The fourth edition of this best-selling classic, now in full colour throughout, provides the most up-to-date guidance in all aspects of todays lenses in a practical and easy to use manual. Featuring new developments in lens types, care regimes and current practices, this manual offers a complete package to help readers expand their lens knowledge, improve fitting and optimise patient care.The authors use a down-to-earth practical approach to distil years of experience into one handy volume.A bullet point style makes the information easily accessible.Key information is presented so it can be quickly located.Practical tips, clinical pearls, helpful advice, and warnings are presented in boxes so readers can see at a glance what to do.Features updates to all chapters and lens types with a wealth of new information on silicone hydrogels, toric soft lenses, rigid gas-permeable fitting and patient after care.Presents a new chapter on dry eyes with expert guidance on treatment and practical management advice.Includes an expanded illustration programme and page design with full colour throughout including colour-coded sections and boxes to highlight key information for easier learning.
Perfect for the optometric and ophthalmic tech, this well-illustrated text includes detailed how-to's that will make contact lens fitting and patient education easy. The author starts with ocular anatomy and how it is affected by contact lens wear. Other topics include lens design and materials, patient selection and examination procedures, and fitting of both soft and rigid lenses (including astigmatic designs). Information on patient instruction, care of products, lens verification/modification, complications, and special fitting situations are also covered.
This book was written by a licensed dispensing optician for the express purpose of teaching optometric and ophthalmic assistants everything they need to know about frames and lenses. Ophthalmic frames are discussed in great detail, including basic principles, materials, special adaptations, and selection. Fitting and dispensing instructions are also included to help you satisfy your patients and customers.
Dr. Robert C. Kersten and Dr. Timothy J. McCulley, have designed this unique reference in which oculoplastic specialists offer expert advice, preferences, and opinions on tough clinical questions commonly associated with oculoplastics. The unique Q&A format provides quick access to current information related to oculoplastics with the simplicity of a conversation between two colleagues. Images, diagrams, and references are included to enhance the text and to illustrate common clinical dilemmas.
Curbside Consultation in Oculoplastics: 49 Clinical Questions provides information basic enough for residents while also incorporating expert pearls that even high-volume ophthalmologists will appreciate. Residents, fellows, and practicing physicians alike will benefit from the user-friendly and casual format and the expert advice contained within.
Some of the questions that are answered:
• What do I do when a patient on anti-coagulants needs surgery?
• When does an eyelid lesion need to be biopsied?
• What are the general treatment guidelines for Graves' ophthalmopathy?
• How should I treat bacterial orbital cellulitis?
• How do you distinguish an orbital infection from sterile inflammation?
• When should I be concerned about systemic disease in a patient with blepharoptosis?
• What are the oculoplastic uses of botulinum toxin?
• How do I know when to order an MRI or a CT?
Locate answers quicklywith templated chapters—each focused on one specific diagnosis or group of diagnoses with a particular OCT appearance.
Adopt the latest techniquesfor evaluating age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, and much more.
See how the full spectrum of diseases presentsthrough approximately 370 illustrations including the highest-quality spectral-domain OCT images available.
Recognize image patterns and get clear visual guidancefrom multiple arrows and labels used throughout to highlight the key details of each disease.
Access the full text onlineat Expert Consult.
Inside Panoramic Ophthalmoscopy, Jerome Sherman, Gulshan Karamchandani, William Jones, Sanjeev Nath, and Lawrence A. Yannuzzi document and expertly explain all there is to know about this remarkable new technology. Over 500 images highlight the text, many of which have never been seen before, and provide detailed visual references for numerous eye disorders.
This colorful atlas is the ideal resource for interpreting these images and diagnosing serious eye conditions that may have otherwise gone undetected.
Panoramic Ophthalmoscopy contains an introductory chapter that highlights and contrasts panoramic ophthalmoscopy and optomap® images to all the traditional methods of fundus viewing. Inside you will find over 100 exemplary case presentations covering common and uncommon topics such as normal fundus, retinal tears, Coat’s disease, and diabetic retinopathy. Also included are cases of retinal and choroidal diseases and how they were diagnosed and managed using this technology. In the last chapter, the authors peer into the next frontier of imaging by introducing Optos fluorescein angiography and its myriad potential contributions to patient care, research, and clinical teaching.
Each case presentation includes:
• History and chief compliant
• Clinical findings
• optomap® images
• Differential diagnosis
• Disposition and follow-up
Cases are arranged into 11 chapters covering:
• Optic Disc
• Mass Lesions
• Retinal Degenerations
• Peripheral Lesions
With expert descriptions and hundreds of never before seen images, the all encompassing Panoramic Ophthalmoscopy: Optomap® Images and Interpretation is the perfect resource for optometrists, ophthalmologists, ophthalmic technicians, residents, and students who would like to learn more about and would like to benefit from this revolutionary technology.
The editors have built Myopia: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional / 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Myopia in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Myopia: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional / 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility.
* - An indispensable tool when studying for the state and National Boards *
- An ideal supplement to optics textbooks *
- Covers the traditional topics of geometrical optics.
Dr. Dale K. Heuer, and associate editors Dr. Steven J. Gedde and Dr. Richard Lewis, have designed this unique reference in which top glaucoma specialists offer expert advice, preferences, and opinions on tough clinical questions commonly associated with the day-to-day diagnosis and care of glaucoma patients. The unique Q&A format provides quick access to current information related to glaucoma with the simplicity of a conversation between two colleagues. Numerous images, diagrams, and references are included to enhance the text and to illustrate glaucoma pearls.
Curbside Consultation in Glaucoma: 49 Clinical Questions provides information basic enough for residents while also incorporating expert pearls that even high-volume glaucoma specialists will appreciate. General practitioners, residents, fellows, and optometrists alike will benefit from the user-friendly and casual format and the expert advice contained within.
Some of the questions that are answered:
• Which imagining device should I use in my practice?
• How should I set a target intraocular pressure?
• What is “maximum medical therapy” for glaucoma now?
• Which glaucoma medications may be used safely during pregnancy? In children?
• Is selective laser trabeculoplasty better than argon or diode laser trabeculoplasty?
• Which of the new incisional surgical alternatives to trabeculectomy should I consider for my patients? In what clinical settings should I consider them?
• In which patients with glaucoma and cataract should I perform a combined
procedure? Cataract surgery alone? Trabeculectomy first?
This book wonderfully captures the ‘middle ground’ in the contact lens field ... somewhere between a dense research-based tome and a basic fitting guide. As such, it is ideally suited for both students and general eye care practitioners who require a practical, accessible and uncluttered account of the contact lens field.Outlines a rational clinical approach to modern contact lens fitting - practical advice for the clinic and the classroom Logical structure and systematic layout, with relevant chapters grouped into coherent sections for easy reference Up-to-date for accurate information Chapters are contextualised through cross-referencing - helping to reflect the relative importance of different topics Provides an 'historical time line' of contact lens development and explains the current global situation Explains how contact lenses are fabricated, designed, manufactured and measured Reviews the scientific principles that underpin the clinical application of contact lenses New chapter on daily disposable contact lenses.Contributing authors comprising optometrists, ophthalmologists, dispensing opticians, industry experts, researchers and clinicians – all of whom are true international leaders in their sub-specialty areas.Many new line diagrams and clinical photographs to illustrate, inform and explain the concepts outlined in the text.Special consideration is given to the most popular lens replacement systems – daily, two-weekly and monthly.Extensive appendices to assist chair-side decision making in everyday practice.Efron Grading Scales for Contact Lens Complications.Evidence-based approach with numerous up-to-date references at the end of each chapter.
Unique features inside the Second Edition:
• Uses practical and easy-to-follow “how to” instructions to offer fundamental education on the four parts of an eye exam: history, vision, sensory testing, and motor testing.
• Includes necessary information to successfully complete pediatric and strabismus eye exams.
• Highlights the order of testing in an effort to gather the most important information prior to a pediatric meltdown and to avoid “exam pollution.”
Having worked in both private practice and university settings, Virginia Karlsson brings over 30 years of experience with pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus to the pages of A Systematic Approach to Strabismus, Second Edition. Ophthalmic technologists, technicians, assistants, residents, and students will welcome this unique book into their education and career.
This well-illustrated text examines ocular disorders of an emergent nature. The book begins with basic definitions (such as emergent versus urgent), moves on to triage (including phone contacts), and then to the realm of the examination room. Ocular injuries and emergencies are discussed, beginning with the lids and orbit, and then moving back to the retina and globe. Also included are first aid, managing in the absence of a physician, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Turn to the lavish illustrations and full-color schematic diagramsfor a quick visual understanding of the causes and remedies for contact lens complications. Stay up to date with the latest advances and concepts in contact-lens-related ocular pathology, including findings from the Dry Eye Workshop (DEWS), the International Workshop on Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, a new approach to corneal inflammatory events and microbial keratitis, and new instrumentation and techniques for anterior eye examination. Consult the most comprehensive and widely-used grading system available, as well as 350 new references that reflect an evidence-based approach, and dozens of superb new illustrations that help you instantly recognize clinical signs.
An emphasis on clinical application helps you better understand the processes that occur in disease and dysfunction.
Genetic information keeps you current with the latest developments in visual anatomy and physiology.Full-color illustrations throughout the text enhance your understanding of anatomical and clinical information.
UNIQUE! Clinical Comment sections provide a solid foundation for recognizing and understanding clinical situations, conditions, diseases, and treatments.
Photos of normal eye structures illustrate clinical appearance and demonstrate how appearance is directly related to structure.
Geriatric coverage, including aging changes in ocular tissue and the visual pathway, keeps you up-to-date with the expanding field of geriatric care.
UNIQUE! Expert coverage written by an actual optometrist gives you a practical framework for recognizing and understanding clinical situations, problems, and treatments.