By Sheryl Simms, OD: Dry eye is a growing challenge, with an aging population, and more people spending long hours on digital devices, and taking prescription medications that cause dryness. Fortunately, there is an array of treatments and services to help these patients.
By Harvey Yamamoto, OD: Natural eye drops and pellets, free of artificial additives and chemicals, can enhance the comfort of your patients’ eyes, and in the process, help improve vision by stabilizing the tear film. When patients are more comfortable, and feel they see better than they did before, your practice becomes a winner in their eyes–one they are likely to refer friends and family to.
Shouldn’t your patients be getting their eyecare information from you? Elise Brisco, OD, FAAO, FCOVD, became a clinical certified homeopath (CCH) because she felt that incorporating an integrative medicine approach in her practice made a lot of sense. “Homeopathy boosts your immune system. It’s immunosupportive, not immunosuppressive. I use homeopathic medicine because it’s safe and effective,” she says. Homeopathic medicine … Read More
Susan Moss, OD, puts her holistic approach to eye care front and center at her practice in Bellaire, Texas. And she’s found plenty of patients who want that kind of therapy. At least 80 percent of her patients use homeopathic products, she says. She provides natural products to treat a wide range of conditions, including dry eye, floaters, corneal erosion … Read More
Jo Ann Jeffers, OD, is turning her career toward a different approach to care, one that still includes traditional optometry but goes beyond it, as well. She continues to practice at Cherry Grove Eye Care in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. But she’s reduced her time there—she sees patients part-time these days—and is devoting more hours to working with caregivers … Read More
Products and services that emphasize health and wellness drive practice growth When Suzanne Offen, OD FCOVD, of Westfield, New Jersey, makes a recommendation to a patient for a homeopathic product such as Natural Ophthalmics’ Ortho-K Thin eye drops, she does so “with a lot of confidence,” she says. She’s had more than a decade of experience recommending homeopathic options to … Read More
By Michael J. Dunn, OD Natural homeopathic eye drops can be part of your treatment plan for a variety of ocular conditions. A key to success: Offer drops for sale, and make it easy for patients to comply. Conditions such as dry eye, irritation from contact lens wear, cataracts and the occurrence of floaters afflicts a large and diverse cross … Read More
By Steven Cantrell, OD July 27, 2016 There are many conditions that I prescribe hydrating eye drops for, but it’s important to me that I only prescribe natural drops. For those afflicted with dryness due to ocular allergies, chronic dry eye, contact lenses, glaucoma ophthalmic-induced corneal irritation, early cataracts and macular degeneration, I often recommend drops from Natural Ophthalmics. A … Read More
By Michael J. Dunn, OD March 30, 2016 Conditions such as dry eye, irritation from contact lens wear, cataracts, and the occurrence of floaters, afflict a large and diverse cross section of optometric patients. Among the treatment plans I offer for these conditions are homeopathic eye drops from Natural Ophthalmics. I started selling the eye drops six years ago, and … Read More
By Richard Zhang, MD, OD, PhD, FIAO A natural eye drop created especially for Ortho-K patients makes the process of reshaping the cornea more comfortable and safe for patients, enabling more patients to stick with the regimen, and stay in your practice. Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K, represents a great opportunity for patients, and a practice builder for your practice. But only … Read More