Ron Rosa, OD, has practiced optometry in North County and Encinitas, Calif., for more than 25 years and was named the Patients’ Choice Award winner for Encinitas optometrists. His blog offers advice on relating to patients, keeping them happy and being a likable doctor. Visit his website by clicking here.

BLOG: How to break bad news to patients

January 8, 2016

Although most optometrists won’t often have to give news that is life threatening, learning how to break the news that a life changing disease, infection or eye…

BLOG: Tips for improving your bedside manner

December 15, 2015

Although being a medical doctor and being an optometrist are different, having an approachable and professional bedside manner is still crucial to your success as an…

BLOG: 3 ways to prepare for a child's first eye exam

November 10, 2015

One of the most difficult things you can prepare for as an optometrist is a child’s first eye exam.  Not only can eye exams be especially scary –…

BLOG: 3 ways to make your day feel less stressful

October 22, 2015

The medical field – as we all know well – is one of the most stressful fields you can be a part of. Between the long nights, hard days, stressful clients and…

BLOG: Be a better doctor by being a better you

September 30, 2015

Do you spend long nights at work, staring at your computer screen until your eyes hurt? Are your days and nights spent preoccupied with your job, while those things you…

Be smart with social media

September 3, 2015

With today’s world becoming more and more connected, fields you never dreamed would require some type of social media savviness – such as the medical field…

BLOG: 4 tips for making children comfortable during an eye exam

August 17, 2015

Even if you don’t work in pediatrics, chances are good that you’re going to have to treat a patient who is on the younger side of the age spectrum. This can…

BLOG: 3 ways to make treating 'problem patients' easier

July 30, 2015

We’ve all dealt with them in the past. Rude, always late, complaining about a variety of imagined maladies, completely inattentive or all of the above…

BLOG: Four reasons your patients don't like you

July 14, 2015

Although getting your patients to like you isn’t your first priority, having patients actively dislike you can be the key to dwindling clients and a floundering…

BLOG: Making your patients feel comfortable in an unsure environment

June 24, 2015

Regardless of the medical field you happen to be in, one of the biggest questions many medical professionals find themselves asking is how to make their patients feel…