Aspect 2 and 3 : The Future of Optometry
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Career Q & A: The Future of Optometry

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Q. I was recently talking with a classmate about future plans, and we struck an interesting point that I am looking for reassurance on. In the past I understand that most primary care optometrists ...
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The future of independent optometry - Bain & Company - Publications

The future of independent optometry - Bain & Company - Publications | Aspect 2 and 3 : The Future of Optometry | Scoop.it
The next retail disruption: Eye care professionals need to adapt, as retailers and online pure plays redefine vision care
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Don Cole's comment, April 3, 2014 10:30 AM
There will be a continued growth of optometry chains. This includes Sears optical, Target optical, Costco, Lens-crafters and more. Consumers will also be more inclined to purchase optometric products online, as their comfort with buying online will increase.
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New Technology: Good for Patients, Good for Business

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Don Cole's comment, March 6, 2014 10:07 AM
A spectral-domain optical coherence tomographer is an important machine for optometrists. Most optometrists buy new equipment to improve the care of the patients. It is sometimes hard for optometrists to update their equipment as it can put their practice at a loss.
Don Cole's comment, March 6, 2014 10:10 AM
48% of optometrists have bought or have considered buying software that improves their management of the practice. 43% have considered buy a digital fundus camera. 32% have considered buying an automated refraction system.
Don Cole's comment, March 6, 2014 10:14 AM
86% of optometrists polled say that they use electronic health and medical records. 62% say they use software to manage their practice. Another 51% say that they use an electronic prescribing system.
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Peek into optometry’s future with trends and technology

David Talley, OD, FAAO, reviewed what trends and technology optometry can look to in the future during a lunch course at the 90th annual SECO International meeting in Atlanta.

Dr. Talley, who prac
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Don Cole's comment, April 3, 2014 10:21 AM
Optometrists will tend to move toward refractive lasers in the future. There will also be an expansion of injectable medications in optometrists. There will also be an expansion of minor surgeries in the eye and adnexa by ODs.
Don Cole's comment, April 3, 2014 10:24 AM
Some future technology of optometry could be molecular technology and genomics. There could also be radio frequency technology and plasma surgery. Some other future optometry tech could be tissue engineering, ocular iontophoresis and femtodynamics.
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What is a Doctor of Optometry?

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Don Cole's comment, March 6, 2014 10:28 AM
The job of optometry is in very high demand. CNNMoney ranked optometry as number 12 on their list of the best 100 jobs. Modern optometrists have an average yearly pay of over $100,000
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Ophthonix Z-View Aberrometer

Dr. Caryn West, Optometrist
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Don Cole's comment, March 4, 2014 10:17 AM
The Z-view Aberrometer is right on the cutting edge of optometry. This machine measures the amount of near and farsightedness, astigmatism, and high order aberrations. It gives the patient a prescription in about a minute and then simulates the prescription for the patient to test.