180 episodes

Try Not To Blink is a podcast about the ups and downs, ins and outs, news, tips and tricks of those who live the optometry lifestyle.

Try Not To Blink James Deom OD & Roya Habibi OD

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 54 Ratings

Try Not To Blink is a podcast about the ups and downs, ins and outs, news, tips and tricks of those who live the optometry lifestyle.

    Trending News: Eye Edition

    Trending News: Eye Edition

    Jimmy and Roya talk about the latest eye related news, such as the COVID-19 related retinal micro-vasculopathy, the association between E-Cigarette use and visual impairment, and more...

    SOURCES
    Academy 2021 Boston
    Quidel COVID Rapid Testing
    OR Doctor License Revoked
    COVID-19 related retinal micro-vasculopathy
    Association Between E-Cigarette Use and Visual Impairment
    Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thinning and Capillary Density Loss in Glaucomatous Eyes with Disc Hemorrhage

    • 43 min
    Red and White Canes

    Red and White Canes

    Jimmy and Roya talk to the inspiring Avery Berschauer about her career, her life as a blind person, the challenges of being blind, things that make her life easier or not and more...

    SOURCES
    Total30
    Oasys for Presbyopia
    Avery Berschauer: Linkedin
    Basically Blind
    AB Inclusion
    Cone Rod Dystrophy
    Department of Social Services for the Blind
    Cane Colors
    Audible Subscription
    Public Library Audiobooks
    Pocket App
    Orcam

    • 53 min
    ODs Can (Re)Finance Too

    ODs Can (Re)Finance Too

    Jimmy and Roya talk to Lee Raykovicz, optometrist and mortgage loan officer about everything you need to know about refinancing and more...

    SOURCES
    American Academy of Optometry
    Dr Lee Raykovicz: Linkedin
    LemonBrew
    lee@lemonbrew.com 

    • 57 min
    Deep Dive in the Eye

    Deep Dive in the Eye

    Jimmy and Roya take a deep dive into the latest eye treatments such as pufferfish toxin used to treat amblyopia, the use of Aldeyra Therapeutics to treat Retinitis Pigmentosa, scleral lenses and more...

    SOURCES
    World Tourism Day
    Pufferfish Toxin Treats Amblyopia
    Amblyopia + Deprivation Study
    Treatment for RP
    SLK Comprehensive Review
    SLK + Ocular GVHD
    Valley Contax

    • 41 min
    Fenestration is the new "black"

    Fenestration is the new "black"

    Jimmy and Roya talk with the super talented Dr. Sheila Morrison about her career, her experience with fenestrated scleral lenses, their benefits, fitting techniques and more...
    SOURCES
    Washington State COVID Vaccine Requirements
    AAO
    Lumenis IPL vs OptiLight
    Dr Sheila Morrison: Mission Eye Care
    Scleral Lens Education Society
    Don Ezekial Fenestration
    A Hole New Way to Design Lenses
    Fenestrations
    Back to the Origins
    GSLS

    • 52 min
    "Slow" Vision

    "Slow" Vision

    Jimmy and Roya talk to the amazing Dr. Laurie Hoffman about her career path, how to get training and get started in low vision and more...

    SOURCES
    American Academy of Optometry
    Dr Laurie Hoffman: Linkedin
    Dr Laurie Hoffman: Metrolina Association for the Blind
    Dr Laurie Hoffman: laurie.hoffman2010@gmail.com
    Alabama Institute of the Deaf and Blind
    Fellow Features Files 
    Accessible Document Services
    Vispero
    Eschenbach
    Jaws - screen reader
    Brighter and Bigger App
    KNFB Reader
    Audiobooks
    Esight
    Orcam
    Lighthouse for the Blind
    Envision 
    Ocutech

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

dolphinfan428 ,

Eye enjoy this podcast 😉

As an optometry student I throughly enjoyed listening to this podcast during my commute. Can’t wait to see what the future holds for this podcast

JonnyBaseball66 ,

Great Variety

Impressive consistency with regular episodes, and a great variety of content from medical to eyecare business to lighter-hearted fun stuff. Awesome job!

Arjinc1980 ,

Try not to blink

Great podcast. Love the humor. Have been a loyal listener from the very first episode. No complaints from me!

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