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BLOG: Ask your patients about their LASIK outcomes

January 28, 2015

It’s so pleasing to see that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is increasingly evaluating patient-reported outcomes to assess the validity of a technology. The shift for the FDA from objective to subjective evaluation has happened because subtle advances happen in drugs and devices that can be difficult to fully assess with objective measures. Further, our electronic capability for surveying patients has only improved with time, as the majority of adult Americans now carry a computer (smartphone) in their pockets.

Correcting a patient to 20/happy, regardless of Snellen acuity and refraction, has long been the goal of most seasoned refractive surgeons, and we know that the vast majority of our patients are quite content with their results. The rare few whose complications or singular challenges have limited their satisfaction have all too vocally influenced both the FDA and public perception about the value of this procedure.

BLOG: Optometry in France

January 27, 2015
Bonjour! I’ve just returned from a wonderful week in Paris.I’m not just bragging about a wonderful trip, because I did speak at the Congres…
In the Journals

Majority of PCPs assigned high value to medical imaging

January 26, 2015
The majority of primary care physicians considered access to medical imaging to be essential to patient care, indicating that it aided in establishing earlier and more…
Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

New year, new code: How to get paid for chronic care management in 2015, part 3

January 23, 2015
Beginning in 2015, physicians and other qualified health care professionals will be able to separately bill Medicare for providing non-face-to-face chronic care…
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Postoperative Inflammation and Pain: Elimination of the Dynamic Duo to Improve Patient Outcomes

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Experienced ODs prescribe more branded products

November 15, 2014
Agustin Gonzalez, OD, discusses two posters he presented here at the American Academy of Optometry meeting on the…
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BLOG: Ask your patients about their LASIK outcomes

January 28, 2015
It’s so pleasing to see that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is increasingly evaluating patient-reported outcomes to assess the validity…

BLOG: Optometry in France

January 27, 2015
Bonjour! I’ve just returned from a wonderful week in Paris.I’m not just bragging about a wonderful trip, because I did speak at the…
In the Journals

Majority of PCPs assigned high value to medical imaging

January 26, 2015
The majority of primary care physicians considered access to medical imaging to be essential to patient care, indicating that it aided in…
Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

New year, new code: How to get paid for chronic care management in 2015, part 3

January 23, 2015
Beginning in 2015, physicians and other qualified health care professionals will be able to separately bill Medicare for providing non-face-to-face…

New autorefractor helps take vision care to remote locations

January 20, 2015
Smart Vision Labs has developed the SVOne, an autorefractor that slides onto an iPhone and saves data to a cloud, allowing local technicians to…
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BLOG: 'Keeping an eye on your health'

January 19, 2015
In keeping with my new practice focus of primary health care, I present myself and gear my patient care to a more holistic attitude. Starting with…

AOSA elects officers to executive council

January 19, 2015
The American Optometric Student Association elected four new officers to its executive council during a recent Board of Trustees meeting in San…
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VIDEO: Practice environment changing in 2015 for ophthalmologists

January 18, 2015
WAILEA, Hawaii – At Hawaiian Eye 2015, Candace Simerson, COE, CMPE, CAHCM, discusses the practice management session on the changing ophthalmic…

January print issue of PCON now available online

January 16, 2015
The January 2015 print issue of Primary Care Optometry News tackles topics from myopia control to cyberliability to treating presbyopia with topical…

Prevent Blindness study aims to promote eye health

January 14, 2015
Along with other organizations, Prevent Blindness and its National Center for Children's Vision and Eye Health are cosponsoring an Institute of…
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