Monday, September 27th, 2021
Eye doctors everywhere are familiar with the eye chart. Whether you’re an ophthalmologist or optometrist, you’ve likely had to perform an eye test with an eye chart at some point. But did you know that there are multiple types of eye charts? There are many types, but the main two to focus on are the … Continue reading Difference Between Snellen and Sloan Eye Chart
Friday, September 10th, 2021
When it comes to ophthalmic equipment, proper cleaning and sterilization are very important to prevent infections. Cleaning, sterilizing, and storage are all part of keeping your tools in good condition and ready for your next patient. If you need a refresher on this process, follow this guide to ophthalmic instrument cleaning and sterilization for the … Continue reading A Guide To Ophthalmic Instrument Cleaning and Sterilization
Tuesday, August 31st, 2021
When studying tonometry, you’ll find that there are many different methods for measuring eye pressure. Each of these methods has different equipment and tool requirements as well as steps to the procedure. For a refresher course on how to measure intraocular pressure with applanation tonometry, keep reading this article. Applanation tonometry is one of the … Continue reading How To Measure Intraocular Pressure Applanation Tonometry
Thursday, August 12th, 2021
Many people have never heard of punctal plugs because they treat a specific problem. So, if you need to brush up on what they do, it’s important to seek accurate information. Most individuals will probably have a slew of questions to ask about this treatment. Keep reading to discover everything you need to know about … Continue reading Everything You Need To Know About Punctal Plugs
Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021
Not all eye doctors are the same. “Eye doctor” is more of an umbrella term for three different types of eye specialists. Each profession has its own qualifications and realm of expertise. It’s good to know the different types of eye doctors in advance so that you know what kind of eye care professional to … Continue reading What Are The Different Types of Eye Doctors?
Wednesday, July 14th, 2021
If you are studying optometry, odds are you have heard of A and B scans. But you might be wondering what each does. Keep reading to learn what each scan does, their uses, and the difference between an A scan and B scan. What Are A & B Scans? A scan is short for amplitude … Continue reading The Difference Between an A Scan and B Scan
Friday, July 2nd, 2021
If you notice spots appearing on your medical tools after the autoclaving process, you’ll want to be careful how you proceed. Marks like these can be harmless, or they can be a sign of some underlying damage to your instruments. Today, we will help you understand what causes spots on instruments after autoclaving and what … Continue reading What Causes Spots on Instruments After Autoclaving and What To Do
Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021
People seeking eye care can be baffled by the options available to them—all of which start, in fact, with the prefix “op-.” A search for local eye doctors will turn up optometrists and ophthalmologists, not to mention opticians, who are not doctors at all. Patients want to know the differences between these eye doctors in … Continue reading Optometrist vs. Ophthalmologist: What’s the Difference?
Friday, May 14th, 2021
For as long as optometry has existed, we’ve attempted to treat vision loss due to cataracts. As the eye’s natural lens ages, it becomes cloudy. This makes it difficult to see at night and in the presence of bright light sources, which makes driving and other activities prohibitively dangerous. The damage to a natural lens … Continue reading What Are the Benefits and Disadvantages of Laser Cataract Surgery?
Monday, May 3rd, 2021
Where there are fluids, there’s pressure affecting them. We’re concerned with our blood pressure and the air pressure in our tires. Sometimes less apparent to eye patients is the pressure of the intraocular fluid in their eyes. When intraocular pressure exceeds acceptable parameters, optic nerve damage can cause glaucoma and ensuing permanent vision loss. While … Continue reading What Is Considered Normal Eye Pressure?