#optometry

I’m So Glad You’re Here

Today on Try Not 2 Blink, hosts Roya and Sheila will debate optometry’s role in cross-linking. They will discuss how optometrists can identify this issue when to bring it up to their patients, and how to discuss potential treatment options and referrals in an informative but not alarming way.
Joining the discussion is Dr. Ashley Craven, an optometry expert who will share insights on Neurolens and how it can positively impact patients’ lives. Dr. Craven will also provide tips in a rapid-fire session on how she communicates complex topics to patients clearly and engagingly.
In addition, the hosts will explore creative marketing strategies, from discussing pricing for treatment options to subscription services for optometrists, offering practical advice on promoting services, and effectively reaching a wider audience.

Tune in to Try Not 2 Blink each week to stay informed and inspired in the ever-evolving world of optometry.

We value your input and creativity, so please don’t hesitate to share your ideas for show topics or guest nominations with us. Your contributions could help shape future episodes and make our podcast more engaging and relevant to our audience. Click here to send in a suggestion, or email us at [email protected]

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Corneal Crosslinking Collaboration

Dr. Ashley Craven: LinkedIn

Dr. Ashley Craven: InVision

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You Must Be KIDing Me

In today’s episode of Try Not 2 Blink, we focus on the specialized field of pediatrics. We will discuss valuable tips and tricks for effectively working with children in a clinic setting, as well as the upcoming launch of the innovative eye drop MYDCOMBI designed to streamline the dilation process.

In addition, Sheila will provide insight into the differences in pediatric care between the United States and Canada. Then, our guest, esteemed pediatrician Dr. Carrah Bouma, will explore topics such as pediatricians’ daily management strategies, the collaborative role of optometrists in pediatric healthcare, and the importance of screening for child abuse and how to handle it if suspected.

Join us as we conclude the episode with a life tip on managing a pediatric practice’s demands.

We welcome suggestions for podcast topics and guest features you are passionate about. If there is a particular subject or individual that you would like to see highlighted on our show, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Be sure to return for next week’s episode, Dr. Ashley Craven joins Roya and Sheila to discuss Neurolens and creative marketing strategies. 

You can submit your suggestions by clicking here or emailing [email protected]. Your input is valuable to us as we strive to create engaging and informative content for our audience.

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Eyenovia

MydCombi

Dr. Carrah Bouma: Calgary Doctor

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We Are In It Together

In this week’s episode of TN2B, hosts Roya and Sheila will highlight a recently approved medication for post-operative pain and inflammation following ocular surgery. Listen as they share how this is the first new steroid in over 15 years on the ophthalmic market and why it is more convenient than other options.

Roya will share some intriguing facts and her new recommendations for cataract surgery and share a SLPOD on why patients don’t know what they want. 

Sheila will challenge Roya to give her elevator pitch bio, leading to a discussion on improving public speaking skills based on insight Sheila gained from a recent public speaking focus group. This interactive session will include critiques and suggestions for enhancing each other’s introductions on the podium.

They wrap up the episode in conversation about the benefits of integrating Virtual Assistance solutions into your practice and hint at an upcoming episode dedicated to Virtual Assistance. 

To submit your ideas or nominate a guest, please get in touch with us via email at [email protected] or by clicking here. Your feedback is valuable to us, and we look forward to hearing from you.

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New Steroid for Post Op Pain and Inflammation

Cataract Surgery associated with lower risk of dementia

Hello Rache

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Getting Technical

Have you worried or questioned upirself on how to retain your staff members to prevent costly turnover in your practice? On this episode of TN2B, Roya, and Sheila will provide valuable advice on hiring your best new employees and insights from a special guest, Irene Daniel, Dr. Morrison’s superstar technician.

Irene will share her expertise on running a smooth and efficient clinic, offering her top 3 tips for working in harmony with your technician team. We will also explore ways to inspire your team to be the best version of themselves, ultimately leading to a successful and thriving practice.

Tune in to gain valuable insights and strategies for retaining your staff members and maintaining a positive work environment in your clinic.

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You Go Girl

Join us on Try Not 2 Blink as Roya shares exciting updates from Costa Rica and introduces a new fun tool in her office. Sheila discusses the crucial role that Vision Care providers play in working with underserved populations, such as Special Olympics athletes, and highlights hand-held tools for ease of use in the office and field.

Our special guest, Dr. Elise Kramer, a residency-trained optometrist in Miami, FL, will share her expertise in ocular surface disease and contact lens fitting. Learn how she navigates the profession and listen as she elaborates on how language opens doors professionally and her secret on how she manages it all.

To wrap up the episode, Dr Kramer shares a SLPOD on how scleral lenses save eyes and provides tips on avoiding burnout by prioritizing your well-being.

We welcome suggestions for podcast topics and guest features you are passionate about. If there is a particular subject or individual that you would like to see highlighted on our show, please do not hesitate to contact us.

You can submit your suggestions by clicking here or emailing [email protected]. Your input is valuable to us as we strive to create engaging and informative content for our audience.

SOURCES

Zeiss Visuscout 100

Steph Curry has Keratoconus

Dr. Elise Kramer LinkedIn

Dr. Elise Kramer: Miami Contact Lenses

Dr. Elise Kramer: Instagram

Brian Chou: Practical Eyecare in Spanish

Scleral Lens Education Society

Female HCP experience higher levels of stress/burnout

Influential Women in Optometry

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Board Certified

Welcome to Try Not 2 Blink; in this episode, hosts Roya and Sheila explore the relationship between stress and Glaucoma, discussing the latest research on how breathing techniques can reduce intraocular pressure. Join us as we uncover the connection between stress management and eye health from the pages of the Journal of Glaucoma.

But that’s not all – Roya also shares a Scleral Lens Pearl of the Day, offering her valuable insights. Then, in a special segment, Dr. Sophia Leung joins the conversation to share her expertise on co-management and finding the balance between work and play. ABO certified and a diplomate in the anterior segment, Dr. Leung brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, along with a refreshing perspective on life in and out of the office.

Don’t miss out on this enlightening episode filled with valuable tips, expert advice, and captivating conversation.

We value your input and creativity, so please don’t hesitate to share your ideas for show topics or guest nominations with us. Your contributions could help shape future episodes and make our podcast more engaging and relevant to our audience. Click here to send in a suggestion, or email us at [email protected]

SOURCES

365 Breathing

Glance with Dr. Jackie Garlich 

https://ca.linkedin.com/in/sophialeungoptometrist

https://aaopt.org/membership/sections-special-interest-groups-alt/become-a-diplomate/

https://seemaeye.com/

SECO

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Dry Eye Improv

Did you know children with vision problems are generally unaware of their condition because they assume everyone sees the way they do?

Join Roya and Sheila on TN2B as they discuss what signs and symptoms to watch for in children that suggest they may struggle to see, which can cause learning problems. They discuss the importance of instilling healthy habits in kids as they draw an analogy to dental hygiene, lid, and lash care. Teaching them earlier preventative care for dry eye. 
In addition, Sheila will introduce the basic steps of the clinical pathway to dry eye treatment, offering valuable insights and practical tips for managing this common condition. And to top it off, they will share some of their favorite pearls for succeeding.

Tune in to TN2B for an informative and engaging episode that will enlighten and inspire you!

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Vision Problems and Learning | The Canadian Association of Optometrists

Avenova Hypochlorous Acid Spray

Briotech Hypochlorous Acid Spray

We Love Eyes Cleansing Oil

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Meet The Myopia Captain

Join hosts Roya and Sheila this week as they sit down with myopia captain Dr. Justin Kwan to explore the fascinating world of myopia management and hear some controversial trending topics. 

Dr. Kwan, an expert in myopia management, will share his wealth of knowledge and experience, providing valuable pearls on effectively communicating with parents about myopia management. As the prevalence of myopia continues to rise, understanding the best approaches to address this concern becomes increasingly essential.

Whether you’re a practicing optometrist looking to enhance your myopia management strategies or a concerned parent seeking guidance on this issue, this episode is not to be missed.

Subscribe now and be part of this informative and engaging journey with Try Not to Blink. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to stay informed, inspired, and connected in the ever-evolving field of optometry. Let us guide you as we pave the way for a successful career.

To share your ideas or nominate a guest, send us a message. Your voice matters, and we can’t wait to hear what you have to say. Click here to send in a suggestion, or email us at [email protected].

 

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Red Light + Myopia

Dr. Justin Kwan: LinkedIn

Dr. Justin Kwan: Instagram

Justin Kwan OD: Coopervision

Atomic Habits

Lisa Ostrin, OD

The Anatomical Eye

IMI

WSPOS

Visual impairment of myopia: Mark Bullimore

Impress Me

Welcome to the Try Not to Blink Podcast! In this exciting episode, hosts Roya and Sheila dive deep into scleral lenses, discussing GP materials and challenging scleral lens cases. They share their favorites and provide insightful reviews on adding Tangible Hydrapeg to your patient’s lenses.

And to make this episode even more special, they invite a true expert in scleral lens troubleshooting – David Slater from Eye Print Pro! David joins the conversation to shed light on the revolutionary Uber customized Eye Print Pro prosthetic. He shares his extensive knowledge and experience in this cutting-edge technology, providing listeners with an exclusive look into its benefits and advancements.

So, whether you’re an optometry professional looking to stay ahead of the game or fascinated by the world of eye care, this episode of Try Not to Blink is a must-listen. Join Roya, Sheila, and David as they explore scleral lens materials, challenging cases, and prosthetic innovations. Get ready to broaden your horizons and gain invaluable insights that can elevate your practice to new heights!

Join us next week as we discuss myopia management and a controversial trending topic involved with Dr. Justin Kwan; listen as he shares pearls on how to speak to parents about myopia management.

We value your input and want to hear from you! We are always on the lookout for fresh ideas and intriguing guests to bring to our show. We believe that great conversations are made even better when driven by the ideas and interests of our amazing listeners like you. Click here to send in a suggestion, or email us at [email protected]

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GPLI Materials

Contamac Materials

Tangible Hydra-Peg

David Slater: LinkedIn

David Slater: Email

Eyeprint Prosthetic

Impression Based Scleral Lens Fitting: ARVO Paper

OVITZ
Wavefront Dynamics

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102 Years Wise

We are introducing a special episode on Try Not 2 Blink. This week, we are thrilled to have a remarkable guest on board. But first, Roya and Sheila have a friendly debate on what students struggle with the most when fitting scleral lenses, and then the discuss trending in the media America’s first whole eyeball transplant surgery. 

Then, they welcomed Dr Nora Conway and one of the trailblazing females among the first graduates from optometry school, Dr. Freda Sattel. Listen as 102-year-old Dr Sattel shares her invaluable years of experience and sheds light on how the industry has evolved since then. She shares how they worked on cadavers for full-body anatomy back in the day. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to hear from a true industry pioneer. 

Prepare to be captivated by the incredible advancements and stories that unfold during this episode. 

Join us next week for another thrilling episode on Try Not 2 Blink. Roya and Sheila take you on an inspiring and educational adventure, opening doors to new possibilities. They speak with David Slater on the uber-customized Eyeprint Prosthetic and provide top troubleshooting tips for all scleral lens fitters.

Subscribe now and be part of the incredible growth and innovation in the field!

Do you have a burning topic you’d love us to dive into? Is there an expert or a personality you admire and would like to see featured on our Podcast? Now is your chance to make a difference! Click here to send in a suggestion, or email us at [email protected]




SOURCES

First Eye Transplant

Dr. Freda Sattel: A woman among men

World Council of Optometry = IOOL

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