Scott A. Edmonds, OD, FAAO, focuses his blog on the role of the optometrist in health care reform – moving from primary eye care to primary health care. He is the chief medical officer of MARCH Vision Care, the co-director of the Low Vision/Contact Lens Service at Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia and a member of the Primary Care Optometry News Editorial Board. 

Disclosure: Edmonds is a consultant for March Vision and OcuHub.

BLOG: Bicycling to better health

April 11, 2018

Philadelphia is a newsworthy city. We get plenty of press about the attitude of our sports fans who tend to get a bit overzealous at times. Of course, recent events…

BLOG: Leveraging technology

March 22, 2018

I have just returned from an inspirational week at Vision Expo East. There were a number of themes that emerged from this event that can be very positive for the…

BLOG: Life imitates art

February 26, 2018

I am a lifelong Trekkie. I watched the original Star Trek show on TV with my dad and brother and we were big fans before it was popular with the rest of the country. I…

BLOG: Attestation lessons

February 12, 2018

It is attestation time again. In the early months of each new year, health care providers that participate in government-sponsored health plans like Medicare must attest…

BLOG: Another point of view

January 18, 2018

In my last blog, “Backdoor health care reform,” some of my readers thought I might have revealed a political bias. I like to keep politics and health care…

BLOG: Backdoor health care reform

January 2, 2018

On Dec. 22, President Donald J. Trump signed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” into law. This law, designed and passed by the 115th Congress, is purported to…

BLOG: Rethinking the health of a nation

December 14, 2017

In spite of the constant media blitz related to health, health care policy, the health care laws and health care reform, little has changed in the day-to-day delivery of…

BLOG: Holiday health care tips

November 29, 2017

‘Tis the season! With the Thanksgiving day festivities in the tank, the holiday season is officially in full swing. We’ll be getting little sleep this month…

BLOG: Don't always expect new changes to make sense

November 13, 2017

The road to health care reform is not a straight line. There are twists and turns in the road, and even some dead ends and detours. With the amount of time and paperwork…

BLOG: Take a technology break

October 30, 2017

Pennsylvania is a beautiful place in the fall. The Pocono Mountains offer a wealth of warm colors that spread out over the rolling hills and valleys of the commonwealth…