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Keeping the Patients Happy

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on January 15, 2019

Some patients come to your practice because it is the one that accepts their insurance. Even so, you and your staff can’t become lax when it comes to customer service. After all, practices are being added to the insurance plans all the time, so when patients have a choice, you want them to choose your […]

Petri Dish Retinas

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on January 1, 2019

No one wants to have compromised vision. When someone learns that he or she has glaucoma, working to keep functional vision becomes a priority. While there are treatment regimens that help to keep intra-ocular pressure within acceptable perimeters, for many it is only a matter of time before they lose their vision. What if there […]

Make Time for Learning—Even if CEUs aren’t Involved

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on December 18, 2018

Doctors of optometry and ophthalmology attend classes either online or in person to keep up with the latest advances in eye care. These classes reward attendees with the continuing education units they need to keep their certification. In addition to CE, what others kinds of learning or just reading do you do? Like most people, […]

Good Vision/Good Cognition

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on December 4, 2018

Even though most tasks required by daily living are mundane, the act of doing them engages the mind. Most human brainpower is used to process visual stimuli, so the very act of seeing and coordinating movements is cognitively demanding. That said, we would expect poor vision to lead to cognitive decline. A study was published […]

Longevity in Optometry/Ophthalmology

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on November 20, 2018

You may have heard the riddle about a man and his son who are involved in a car accident. The man dies instantly. The son survives but is seriously injured. He is rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery. The old doctor sees the boy being wheeled into the operating room and says “I can’t […]

Macular Degeneration Research Findings

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on November 6, 2018

Glaucoma and cataracts get all the news when it comes to visual impairment and blindness. That being said, attention needs to be paid to macular degeneration, since 11 million people in the U.S. and 200 million people worldwide have the disease. It is the leading cause of blindness in those age 65 and over. Researchers […]

How to Reduce Resistance to Care

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on October 23, 2018

Repeat after me: • If you are between the ages of 20 and 64, even if you don’t have any underlying health issues, you need to have an eye exam every two years. • If you are age 65 or older, you need an eye exam every year. • If you have diabetes or a […]

Say No To Escape Rooms & Lego Building Contests

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on October 9, 2018

If you have spent time in the corporate world, you will have most likely taken part in a team building activity. These activities range from escape rooms to Lego building contests. There is a report of one company that sent a poorly producing sales division to London to learn a dance called the haka, a […]

Eye Test May Detect Alzheimer’s

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on September 25, 2018

Alzheimer’s Disease is a disease that is arguably more scary than cancer or cataracts. As bad as it is to get cancer or cataracts, there are treatments available with high success rates for both diseases. While there are drug therapies available for those with Alzheimer’s, most of them only work in the early to moderate […]

How to, Um, Talk Better

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on September 11, 2018

Philadelphia is fortunate to have over 80 colleges and universities located in the metropolitan area. This means that most people who live in the Philadelphia area can continue their schooling from undergraduate to graduate, as well as post graduate education without having to go very far. Of course, there are those who do leave the […]