Print Columns/Features



At Issue

Panelists weigh in on a provocative topic affecting optometry.

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Experienced ODs offer tips for becoming health plan providers

Use of OCT becomes more common prior to cataract surgery

Brett G. Bence, OD, FAAO; John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS; Louis D. “Skip” Nichamin, MD

Industry adapts to changing standards for interactions with health care providers

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From The Editor

PCON Editor Dr. DePaolis shares his perspectives on each issue's editorial coverage.

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Clinicians hope meaningful use results in better outcomes

Michael D. DePaolis, OD, FAAO

Press FDA to balance disparities among branded drugs, generics

Michael D. DePaolis, OD, FAAO

Multidisciplinary approach best for patients with brain injury

Michael D. DePaolis, OD, FAAO

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Medicare Coding

Dr. Brownlow offers advice on navigating the complexities of proper coding and Medicare regulations.

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Judge contracts one insurer at a time

Charles B. Brownlow, OD, FAAO

Professional judgment overrides insurance concerns

Charles B. Brownlow, OD, FAAO

Fee survey shows continued variability in optometry

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Ocular Photography Challenge

Readers submit photos to compete for a monthly prize.

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Foreign body

Choroidal melanoma

Intracorneal hemorrhage

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PCON CE

Earn 2 CE credits through this quarterly feature.

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Prompt diagnosis, treatment, referral essential for giant cell arteritis

Joseph Hallak, OD, PhD; Joseph Bacotti, MD; Veronica Khaimov, OD

Timely diagnosis crucial in cases of transient monocular vision loss

Michael DelGiodice, OD, FAAO

ODs must watch for ocular complications of psychotropic drugs

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Social Media and the OD

Dr. Gonzalez shares ways to communicate with patients and effectively market your practice.

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Carefully delegate your office’s social media efforts

Agustin L. Gonzalez, OD

Use social media to extend your brand

Agustin L. Gonzalez, OD

Broaden your professional network through LinkedIn

Agustin L. Gonzalez, OD

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Tax Tips for the OD

Tax law interpreted and applied to the optometric practice.

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Tax rules assist in estimating annual income

Mark E. Battersby

Small employers eligible for tax credit for providing health insurance

Mark E. Battersby

Parties, gifts often qualify for tax deductions

Mark E. Battersby

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What's Your Diagnosis?

Editor Leo P. Semes, OD, solicits authors with actual cases challenging readers to make the diagnosis based on clinical findings.

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Routine scan flags GCC and focal, global loss volumes

John A. McCall Jr., OD; Larry J. Alexander, OD, FAAO

Patient with type 2 diabetes presents with mild unilateral retinopathy

Elizabeth Perkins, OD

Patient presents with long history of uveitis

Andrew Benson, OD; Kamey Kapp, OD; Ross F. English, OD

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Worth Building

Mr. Rudzinski provides tips on investments and retirement planning.

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Follow these tips for buying term life insurance

Take precautions when naming a trust as your IRA beneficiary

Ken Rudzinski, CFP, CLU, ChFC, CRPC, CASL, CAP

Vanguard defines value of a financial advisor in new publication

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