What is an example of an ethical dilemma in Optometry?

In such cases, the practitioner is confronted with an ethical dilemma. This is obvious in the case of an overweight diabetic who presents to the optometrist with early signs of retinopathy. The patient is a smoker and is reluctant to stop this habit claiming that he needs to smoke to try to reduce his weight.

What is Duty of Care in Optometry?

As an optometrist, you are trained to know how to safely and effectively manage patients presenting with particular problems or concerns, or, if not, to direct them to the most appropriate source of help.

Can an optician refuse to see a patient?

Optical practices can ask patients who come in to wear a face covering voluntarily unless they are exempt, the College of Optometrists has confirmed.

Who is the editor of review of Optometry?

A weekly e-journal edited by Art Epstein, OD, featuring incisive commentary, timely research summaries and late-breaking news. You’ve taken the kids for their checkups and scheduled your parents’ doctor visits. You even went along to make sure they understand what was happening. Nikki Iravani, OD, is always on the lookout for a great marketing tip.

Which is the best magazine for optometrists to read?

A quarterly e-newsletter by Optometric Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Society (OCCRS) covering the latest information on cornea, cataract and refractive surgery, comanagement and leading technologies. Keep up to date on the latest research and clinical findings in retinal disease care with this quarterly publication from the ORS.

Is there an ophthalmic drug guide for optometrists?

Supported by an unrestricted grant from Bausch + Lomb. This year, as in past years, we will help you to better understand how to use available ophthalmic medicines as well as discuss these newer medications. And we will continue to emphasize the increasingly important role of systemic medications in the care of patients who present to optometrists.

What can an optometrist do for dry eye?

This guide will help navigate those cases. Corneal nerves are crucial to ocular health and knowing the conditions that affect them will help optometrists better care for their patients. Treating episcleritis involves a thorough review of systems for any underlying diseases. Autologous serum drops give dry eye patients an effective treatment option.