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.

BLOG: Are you at the top of your game?

June 7, 2017

This is an expression that you hear often in many aspects of life. We hear it in sports, such as the current NBA championships: “That LeBron James is really at…

BLOG: The power of stories

May 22, 2017

I love a good story. I love to hear them, and anyone who knows me knows that I love to tell them. My patients tell me stories, and I encourage them to do so.

BLOG: Evaluating your product

May 1, 2017

The profession of optometry has many modes of practice. We provide clinical care in hospitals, Veterans Administration facilities, medical centers, corporate business…

BLOG: Where do we go from here?

April 12, 2017

In the waning days of March, we all witnessed a fascinating event in American politics. Many of us clustered around the television to watch the vote on the American…

BLOG: What about children’s vision care?

March 14, 2017

With the train on the fast track to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, what will happen to the children’s vision care program? This question…

BLOG: Securing your alliances

February 28, 2017

There has been much chatter over the years on related topics in the ophthalmic industry such as: vertical integration, market consolidation and strategic alliances. For…

BLOG: The optical management of ocular disorders

February 13, 2017

In my early years in practice, I worked with a multispecialty ophthalmology practice in a hospital setting. We had plenty of ophthalmologists, residents, fellows and…

BLOG: The government and you

January 30, 2017

A number of my colleagues have asked me why we should be interested in the health care reform debate. Some optometrists have diligently followed the trend to institute…

BLOG: Health care law – the next generation

January 10, 2017

This month will mark the beginning of a new era in American health care. The new Republican president has pledged to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act as soon…

BLOG: Beyond the phoropter – Reprise

December 20, 2016

In my original blog on this theme, I discussed the expanded role of optometry in the management of patients with diabetes. For any optometrist who is practicing in the…