177 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.

    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...

    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...
    Washington State COVID Vaccine Requirements
    Lumenis IPL vs OptiLight
    Dr Sheila Morrison: Mission Eye Care
    Scleral Lens Education Society
    Don Ezekial Fenestration
    A Hole New Way to Design Lenses
    Back to the Origins

    • 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...

    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
    Jaws - screen reader
    Brighter and Bigger App
    KNFB Reader
    Lighthouse for the Blind

    • 56 min
    Test Me

    Test Me

    Jimmy and Roya talk with the one and only Patti Barkey, COE of Bowden Eye & Associates about her career path, Dry Eye, LipiFlow and the use of QuickVue SARS Antigen Test.

    American Academy of Optometry Meeting
    Dry Eye University
    Patti Barkey - Bowden Eye
    Quidel Dry Eye Disease
    LipiFlow on the Brink
    LipiFlow: What to do next
    QuickVue Sars Antigen Test

    • 40 min
    Real (Estate) Talk

    Real (Estate) Talk

    Jimmy and Roya talk to power couple Michael Turano and Dr. Jennifer Turano about their experience with building a real estate portfolio as well as tips and tricks for those who want to start investing.


    Dr. Jennifer Turano, OD, FAAO

    • 53 min
    Corneal Catastrophes

    Corneal Catastrophes

    Jimmy and Roya welcome back Dr. Michele Lee an expert in cornea to take an in-depth look at cornea procedures such as cornea transplant and the future of treatments as well as her experience working at a trauma center.

    Dr Michele Lee UW
    Dr Michele Lee
    Dr Michele Lee Instagram

    • 48 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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