239: Building a patient base

I’ve set up a new practice and only see a few patients per week. How can I build may patient base and improve the finances of the business in these early days? The early days and weeks of a new practice are difficult. When I opened my new practice there were several...

238: Do blue-blocking lenses work?

One of my patients asked me for my opinion on whether ‘blue-blocking’ lenses will help reduce the eye ache he experiences when working on his computer screen and smart phone. What should I tell him? Blue light in the visible spectrum, wavelengths between 400nm and...

236: Older patient recall period

I know that the refractive error in children can change over short periods of time so an eye examination every 6 to 12 months can help detect these changes and I know that for most adults with healthy eyes an examination every two years is sufficient. What I’m less...