Referrals are a critical aspect of optometric practice, even among ODs who practice to the full extent of their license. Therefore, they must be prepared to collaborate with specialists while maintaining their position as the primary eye care provider. This involves offering detailed recommendations to any specialist to whom they are entrusting their patient’s care. “The role of the OD as the manager of their patients’ vision and medical eye wellness is a critical component of optometry that has been taken on by our profession very appropriately over the last decade or so,” noted James Thimons, OD, of Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut. Read More