Tech is Here to Stay

Do you find it challenging to keep up with the tech industry in Optometry? On Try Not 2 Blink, this week, we will discuss making clinical life easier by implementing tech assets and highlighting a stand-out company you can work with, Weave. Join Roya and Dr. Sheila Morrison as they speak with entrepreneur and Optometrist Dr. Brianna Rhue to help you make upgrades to your practice to better communicate with patients.

Join us for our next episode as returning guest Dr. Maria Walker shares her research on the impact of scleral lenses on the eye.

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Dr Brianna Rhue: LinkedIn

Dr Brianna Rhue: West Broward Eyecare Associates

Optometry Times with Dr. Rhue

Disruptees can become the disruptors

Dr Contact Lens


Buy by Your Time

Learn about Weave and get $50

VisionExpo West

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Ask and Look, then Look and Ask

Jimmy and Roya talk with Dr. Selina McGee about the use of Botox and Upneek to help patients, the approval by the FDA of Tyrvaya, a nasal spray for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease and more…


Agile Campus at New England College of Optometry


Dr Selina McGee: LinkedIn

Dr Selina McGee: BeSpoke Vision

Dr Selina McGee: Instagram

Dr David Cockrell



Virtual Academy: Coming Soon

Be Extraordinary, Not Ordinary

Roya and Jimmy talk with Licensed Optician and Image Consultant Wendy Buchanan. Learn how she takes control over the sales process to make buying glasses an experience for patients and how she built her mobile eyewear boutique along with the programs she has developed to teach her success to others.


CLASS Symposium

Wendy Buchanan: LinkedIn

Perceptions Eyewear

Be Spectacular

Hip Optical

Style to Sell


AI Enters Eyecare

Have you been hearing the buzz about Artificial Intelligence? Are you skeptical? Join Jimmy and Roya to discuss AI concerns and how it can be beneficial.

Brought to you by OptoPrep, stay tuned for the Try Not 2 Stress series this week as Roya tests Jimmy with a case report and a sequence of questions. Will you and Jimmy pass the test?

 We want to hear from you. Do you have an idea for a topic you would like to hear more about, or would you like to nominate or be a guest on Try Not 2 Blink? Click HERE to send in a suggestion, or email us at [email protected]



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Manipulate a Piece of Plastic

Join Jimmy and Roya as they speak with guest Dr. Amanda Dieu, Professor of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine at Casey Eye Institute. Listen as she shares why she chose to attend Optometry School, why she applied for the fellowship at Casey Eye Institute, and what made her fall in love with Oregon. Hear what advice she has for current students and about her dog following on Instagram.


Dr Amanda Dieu OSHU

Dr Amanda Dieu LinkedIn

Medical Contact Lens Fellowship

Master Your Money

Roya begins this week sharing more of her journey in Costa Rica as she opens the doors to her practice Ojos Del Mar. Then fellow podcaster and owner of Optometry Wealth Advisor, LLC, Evon Mendrin, joins them to talk about how he helps optometrists make better decisions by understanding their financial health, starting with student loans.


Ojos Del Mar

Evon Mendrin – LinkedIn

Optometry Wealth Advisor

The Optometry Money Podcast

Student Loan Planner

Adam Cmejla

Student Loan Tax Experts

Glaucoma’s a Marathon

Join Jimmy and Roya as they discuss MIGS with returning guest Dr. Justin Schweitzer. Learn how to educate your patients on their options and the studies that back up the data. Dr. Schweitzer shares his new spirit animal and invites you to his upcoming presentation at Academy in San Diego. Roya continues with the Try Not To Stress Series by putting Dr. Schweitzer on the spot. 

Don’t Go The Extra Step

Jimmy and Roya continue to speak with the cornea and contact lens residents. This week they talk with Dr. Stephanie Schumacher, the outgoing Michigan College of Optometry resident. Dr. Schumacher shares her story of what motivated her to pursue optometry, the most significant advice she obtained during her residency to eliminate chair time, and what led her to her current position.


Dry eye + Water Intake



Dr Stephanie Schumacher: LinkedIn

Instagram @dr.stephschumacher

University of Waterloo

No Time To Settle

In this episode, Jimmy and Roya chat with Dr. Klaus Ito about his recent cornea and contact lens residency, joining his mom in private practice, his awesome experience at Valley Contax’s Residency Summit on the Oregon Coast and more…


Dr Klaus Ito: LinkedIn

Dr Klaus Ito: Instagram

Dr Klaus Ito: UVA Health

Dr Klaus Ito: Ocean Park Optometry

Contact Lens Institute Honor

Memorial Eye Center + Dr. Tom Arnold

Vision Expo West Panel

Treat Every Patient as Your First

In this episode Jimmy and Roya talk to Dr. John Raji about his career,  his involvement with Forvera Health, how he stays authentic with every patient 👁, his spirit animal and more…

👉 Jimmy and Roya are also launching a brand new TN2B segment about Boards review questions, Try Not To Stress. They teamed up with Optoprep, a premier Boards review service to compile questions so you can study smarter, not harder.



Dr. John Raji: Linkedin

Dr. John Raji: Shelburne Optometry

Dr. John Raji: Instagram

Optical Prism Article

Mark Bowden TEDTalk