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BLOG: Disease management programs for eye care

August 28, 2015

The fundamental unit of eye care for optometrists has traditionally been the eye examination. This speaks to the roots of our profession of measuring the refractive status of each eye and providing vision correction in the form of glasses or contact lenses.

We started out as a profession that provided the refraction as our primary service. Many of the optometrists of my dad’s generation did not even use the term “eye examination,” but rather just referred to their encounters with patients as “refractions.” Any testing other than the refraction or testing of binocular vision was considered just an eye health screening and provided as a courtesy.

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FDA issues draft guidance on nonproprietary naming of biologics, biosimilars

August 27, 2015
The FDA today announced the availability of a draft guidance describing its proposal on the nonproprietary naming of biological products.According to an FDA blog post by…
In the Journals

ACO incentives not enough to inspire change in compensation policies

August 26, 2015
Primary care physicians that worked in accountable care organization practices received higher compensation rates from quality, but not from salary or productivity…

BHVI board appoints Naidoo interim CEO

August 20, 2015
The board of the Brien Holden Vision Institute appointed Kovin Naidoo, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO, interim chief executive officer following the passing of Brien A. Holden, PhD…
Scott A. Edmonds, OD, FAAO

BLOG: The path forward for optometry

August 11, 2015
The profession of optometry is at a unique crossroad for its role in the health care system. Although much of this…
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Proposed legislation targets health, vision plan abuses

August 20, 2015
U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter introduced a bill on July 29 targeting health insurance and patient care abuses, according to a…
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BLOG: Moving your eye examination to primary care

July 23, 2015
A large number of optometrists use the term “primary care" to describe their services or their type or mode of…
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BLOG: Disease management programs for eye care

August 28, 2015
The fundamental unit of eye care for optometrists has traditionally been the eye examination. This speaks to the roots of our profession of measuring…
FDA News

FDA issues draft guidance on nonproprietary naming of biologics, biosimilars

August 27, 2015
The FDA today announced the availability of a draft guidance describing its proposal on the nonproprietary naming of biological products.According to…
In the Journals

ACO incentives not enough to inspire change in compensation policies

August 26, 2015
Primary care physicians that worked in accountable care organization practices received higher compensation rates from quality, but not from salary…

BHVI board appoints Naidoo interim CEO

August 20, 2015
The board of the Brien Holden Vision Institute appointed Kovin Naidoo, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO, interim chief executive officer following the passing of…

Proposed legislation targets health, vision plan abuses

August 20, 2015
U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter introduced a bill on July 29 targeting health insurance and patient care abuses, according to a press release from the…

WCO announces international optometrist awards

August 19, 2015
The World Council of Optometry recently held its first World Congress of Optometry, during which three awards were presented to international…
Carlson leads women to top positions in optometry

Carlson leads women to top positions in optometry

Primary Care Optometry News, August 2015
As part of Primary Care Optometry News’ 20th anniversary celebration, in each issue throughout 2015 we will profile a “Pioneer in…
Scott A. Edmonds, OD, FAAO

BLOG: The path forward for optometry

August 11, 2015
The profession of optometry is at a unique crossroad for its role in the health care system. Although much of this discussion will be related to…

Vision Council holds legislative, regulatory meetings

August 10, 2015
The Vision Council recently held its annual Government and Regulatory Affairs Capitol Hill Fly-In, in which member companies and elected officials…
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BLOG: Moving your eye examination to primary care

July 23, 2015
A large number of optometrists use the term “primary care" to describe their services or their type or mode of practice. There are, however, a…
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