OD Brings Dry Eye Center to Existing Practice

Leslie O’Dell, OD, FAAO, joined Wheatlyn EyeCare in Manchester, Pennsylvania, a year ago and established the Dry Eye Center of Pennsylvania under the same roof with a unique name and website.

Starting Cold in a New Location

Paula Mintchell, OD, had a goal of launching a solo practice before she turned 40, and she beat that deadline by a couple of years when she opened Vision Art Eye Care in Naperville, Illinois, in December 2012.

Jacqueline Davis, OD, MPH, Will Be Honored as AOA Optometric Educator of the Year

Jacqueline Davis, OD, MPH, will be honored as the American Optometric Association (AOA) Optometric Educator of the Year at Optometry’s Meeting.

Looking Out for the Future of the Profession

Andrea P. Thau, OD, FAAO, FCOVD, DPNAP, of New York City, begins her term now as president of the American Optometric Association (AOA), the organization’s 95th, and only the second woman to rise to that role.

Empathetic Communication Is Key to VT Success

By Jane Philbrook, OD—A fourth-generation optometrist, I started out as a vision therapist in my mother’s practice.

Help Patients Fulfill Eyewear Needs

In 2004, Norma Spittle, OD, and her husband Brian Spittle, OD, got married and opened The Eye Place Optometry in Midlothian, Virginia. The couple decided to work with CareCredit to make purchases in the office more convenient, an extension of the great care experience they strive to provide.

Personal Touch Helps Practice Become Profitable Quickly

Courtney Dryer, OD, knew she wanted her patients to have access to the most advanced vision care solutions available. By including Essilor lenses in her product lineup, she is partnering with the world leader in ophthalmic lenses.

Put Reliable Processes in Place

When Andrea Knouff, OD, opened her practice two years ago, she started out with the Marco TRS-5100 autorefraction system. Within six months, she added the OPD-Scan III, the components of the Marco XFRACTIONSM process.

Ways to Prevent Lapses in Patient Eye Care

By Pamela Riedy, OD—Why do people avoid—or simply not think of—scheduling an appointment to see their eye doctor?

Making a Name for Herself

This story originally appeared in our March 2012 issue. If 15 minutes of fame brings you some recognition, imagine that times 80. That’s how many media contacts Elise Brisco, OD, of Los Angeles, had in 2011.