Focus on Refraction

Blast From the Past

A childhood course of VT helped slow myopia progression in this high-risk patient, but inattention to proper spectacle correction brought it back.
12/15/2018

It's a Small World After All

Prolonged near-point tasks shrink a patient’s visual horizon to their immediate surroundings, overtaxing vergence and accommodation.
10/15/2018

Emmetropia isn’t Perfect

Hyperopia is expected at distance. This month, we explore its purpose and why it exists in the visual process.
08/15/2018

Home on the Range

There’s no one ideal refraction. Prescriptions are as diverse as the patients in your chair.
06/15/2018

Fresnel Prism to the Rescue

Finding the perfect prism can take time and patience, but once it fits, it sticks.
04/15/2018

Hone Your Astigmatic Refraction

Use these tips to refine your skills and perform this task more swiftly.
02/15/2018

Take It to the Limit

In the pursuit of the best visual acuities for our patients, overminusing can do more harm than good—in the long run.
12/15/2017

Discretion is the Better Part of Valor

A decompressive surgery patient makes strides in vision that come short of binocularity. Sometimes, good is good enough.
10/15/2017

Amblyopia: Ditch the Patch

Research argues in favor of binocular approaches.
08/15/2017

Putting Pen to Paper

You don’t always need expensive proprietary systems to address your patient’s aniseikonia.
06/15/2017

Upcoming Events

February 15-19, 2019

Annual Winter Ophthalmic Conference
Location: The Westin Snowmass Conference Hotel
Program Chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Leo Semes, OD
Up to 20 CE credits (COPE approval pending)
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March 7-10, 2019

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Orlando, FL
Location: Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Up to 20 CE credits (COPE approval pending)
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May 17-19, 2019

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye CareNashville, TN
Location: Gaylord Opry Resort & Convention Center
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Up to 18 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)
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