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Modern Medicine Viewpoints

In Part 2 of her three-part series on cosmetic dangers, Tracy Schroeder-Swartz, OD, MS, FAAO, focuses on the dangers found in cosmetics—particularly cosmetics banned by the FDA and those that may exacerbate ocular surface disease.
It is not realistic for patients to be prepared to respond when they are given news of a disease or disorder. Many times, patients are caught off guard at the mention of disease and assume a blank stare. What questions are they supposed to ask? Will Smith, OD, anticipates these questions and provides staff with information to keep patients informed.
Addressing the physician shortage through early mentoringChangeMaker Ira Rubin, MD, and his son, Zachary, discuss the value of reaching out to young people interested in medicine to make today’s students tomorrow’s physicians.
Third-year student Shelby May gives her three tips to improve doctor-driven dispensing skills as a student. She explains how ODs can differentiate themselves from their online competitors.
Top DPC mistakes physicians can learn from Brian Forrest, MDIn this podcast, Dr. Forrest highlights the failures he has experienced over the years since starting a DPC practice, and explains how other physicians can learn from his mistakes.
U.S. gold medal gymnast Laurie Hernandez speaks exclusively with Optometry Times and discusses how daily disposable contact lenses helped to improve her vision when competing.
Build a rapport with patients and understand they are placing trust in staffers when choosing new glasses. Tami Hagemeyer, ABOC, FNAO, offers suggestions to maximize patients' satisfaction with the process.
This is why gun violence is a public health problem
This is why gun violence is a public health problemACP's president, Jack Ende, outlines his organization's stance not against guns, but rather firearm violence.
The opioid crisis in the U.S. continues to explode as some patients are turning to street drugs once their prescriptions run out. Thuy-Lan Nguyen, OD, discusses how ODs can be part of the solution when patients show signs of prescription or non-prescription drug abuse.
Cleaning and laundry chemicals are commonly found around our patients' homes and not always locked away from children's access. Rich Mangan, OD, talks about how to treat and help prevent ocular chemical burns in younger patients.