There is evidence that the prevalence of myopia is increasing significantly over just the past few decades. Rate of myopia increasing rapidly. The article (written in 2009 by Susan Vitale) states that 1999-2004 rates were 41% versus 25% when done in 1971-1972. Interesting indeed! So if this is happening at such an alarming rate. The […]
Vision Therapy is a great part of optometry. A patient yesterday asked me how come more optometrist don’t do vision therapy and I had to think about it before giving the answer. Ultimately I settled on: 1. Lack of interest in working with a pediatric population 2. Lack of training during school 3. Special […]
When was the last time you can say “I saved someone’s life.” Recently I diagnosed something that would never have been detected otherwise at this stage unless my patient had gotten an eye exam. A 36 year old female came in just wanting new glasses. Routine as could be, but when I looked into the back […]
It’s much more common to hear about myopia at my age and less so with hyperopia. But the prevalence of hyperopia really struck me when I volunteered for Remote Area Medical last week. What is RAM? Basically it is an event where free healthcare is given to those who cannot afford it on their own. […]
http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/11rs/sb110.htm Kentucky has followed in Oklahoma’s footsteps to pass a bill allowing optometrists to perform laser surgery. (SLT, LPI etc) These are surgeries that relate to glaucoma.