steven turpin

Steven Turpin, OD

Newest member of Cascadia Eye, an OD/MD group practice in Washington. Currently building a specialty lens practice from the ground up. Myopia control and contact lens design are my guilty pleasures.

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Resources
Metformin and Age-Related Eye Disease: New Studies in Optometry
Eyecare July 15th, 2020
Metformin and Age-Related Eye Disease: New Studies in Optometry

Despite the extensive use of metformin as a blood sugar control strategy for diabetic patients, there's still quite a lot we don't know about this drug. Recent studies have shown some surprising results—here's what you should know.

An Optometrist's Guide to Navigating Changes to Medical Exam Coding
Eyecare June 2nd, 2020
An Optometrist's Guide to Navigating Changes to Medical Exam Coding

2021 will bring changes in medical exam coding. Here, we're covering the changes in documentation requirements for optometry billing and coding.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration: New Studies in Optometry
Eyecare May 4th, 2020
Age-Related Macular Degeneration: New Studies in Optometry

If you're treating urgent and emergent cases, now's the time to brush up on new studies related to AMD development and treatment.

New Technologies in Glaucoma Management
Eyecare April 7th, 2020
New Technologies in Glaucoma Management

This year brings new technologies in glaucoma management—some of which are especially relevant for your patients self-isolating at home during the pandemic.

What Optometrists Should Know about the Comorbidities of Keratoconus
Eyecare March 10th, 2020
What Optometrists Should Know about the Comorbidities of Keratoconus

Keratoconus presents with many associated issues—here's what you can do as an optometrist to help your patients.

5 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Piece of Equipment for Your Optometry Practice
Eyecare October 2nd, 2019
5 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Piece of Equipment for Your Optometry Practice

Do you actually need that shiny new piece of equipment? It's important to consider a few things before making major purchases for your practice. Read on to find out what you should look for in a new instrument!

What You Need to Know About the International Myopia Institute White Papers: Part 1
Eyecare May 29th, 2019
What You Need to Know About the International Myopia Institute White Papers: Part 1

The International Myopia Institute white papers serve to expand our knowledge of the growing issue. Part 1 of our series provides an overview of the papers.

Hubble Trouble
Eyecare March 20th, 2019
Hubble Trouble

Regardless of where your patients get their contacts, they depend on you for education. Make sure to review the pros and cons of Hubble contacts.

Dilation Is Routine for Optometrists — But Should It Be?
Eyecare September 25th, 2018
Dilation Is Routine for Optometrists — But Should It Be?

There's more to dilation than meets the eye, and the routine has a fascinating history. Should ODs still be dilating every patient?

How To Succeed In Orthokeratology (By Actually Trying)
Eyecare July 12th, 2018
How To Succeed In Orthokeratology (By Actually Trying)

Part 3 of Steven Turpin's ortho-k series concludes with some orthokeratology tips for lens fitting, patient communication, and other paths to success!

Orthokeratology Obstacles And How To Meet Them
Eyecare July 11th, 2018
Orthokeratology Obstacles And How To Meet Them

We have a long way to go in our understanding of how ortho-k lenses fit, but there are strategies you can employ to help your patients understand them.

4 Myths of Orthokeratology: Fiction and Fact
Eyecare July 10th, 2018
4 Myths of Orthokeratology: Fiction and Fact

This is the first installment of our orthokeratology series that examines the 4 myths of orthokeratology - fact and fiction.

Myopia Control - Everything You Need to Know
Eyecare September 19th, 2017
Myopia Control - Everything You Need to Know

Myopia control is becoming a hot topic as the prevalence of myopia is on the rise. Here is everything you need to know about controlling this disease.

Extreme Ownership – How to Lead and Educate Patients and Employees
Eyecare June 19th, 2017
Extreme Ownership – How to Lead and Educate Patients and Employees

Extreme ownership involves leading. In your practice you need to lead and educate patients and employees. Here are some tips to make that happen.

How to Write an Optometrist Cover Letter - Sample Included
Eyecare April 14th, 2017
How to Write an Optometrist Cover Letter - Sample Included

While the optometry cover letter is not as important as the resume or the CV, writing an excellent cover letter can help your application stand out from the crowd.

Residency in Optometry – No Need For One
Eyecare March 1st, 2017
Residency in Optometry – No Need For One

Completing a residency in optometry is an amazing feat. However, there might be some situations where it is not necessary or advantageous.