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Lots going on at TLC Tysons Corner this past week!

posted Jan 15, 2012, 8:10 PM by Jen Weigel   [ updated Feb 11, 2012, 6:50 PM ]
Wow!  What an amazingly busy week it was at TLC Tysons Corner!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I went down to Richmond for the Virginia Optometric Association Board of Trustees meeting.  This is my third year to serve on the Board, and it has been nothing but fun.  If you ever have any concerns with the VOA, please let me know since I am your representative.

After the meeting, the Broad attended both Democratic and Republican caucuses.  The caucuses allowed us to meet our Delegates and Senators.  We always want our representatives to know that optometrists support them.  Shout out to my personal Senator Chap Peterson for taking the time to talk with me.

Wednesday and Thursday, January 11-12, 2012

Yet another reason why I love TLC is their commitment to high standards.  Jason came all the way from North Carolina to audit our charts and surgical flow.  I am happy to report that we passed with flying colors.  Random audits are a great way to ensure consistency in the delivery of high quality care.

I really enjoyed working with Jason who performed our audit this past week.  He taught me so much!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Joan sent out an email announcement for our next TLC CE which will feature four doctors from the Retina Group of Washington on Monday, January 30th.  By that evening, we'd already had 43 doctors register!  Many of you indicated that Monday nights worked out really well for your schedules, so we'll keep that in mind when planning future CE lectures.  Hope to see everyone at this upcoming CE meeting!

Friday, January 13, 2012

It's a good thing that nothing bad happened on this superstitious day.  All the surgical procedures went just as planned.  While preparing surgical charts, Dr. Holzman showed me a great example of how having both the VISX and the Allegretto lasers allows us to best help our patients.

One upcoming surgical patient had wavescan refractions showing about 1.00 diopter of cyl.  However, her manifest refraction was always spherical.  Because of the differences in the two refractions, he chose to use the Allegretto laser on her.  The Allegretto laser gives Dr. Holzman the ability to treat this patient's consistent manifest refraction.  Not that Dr. Holzman would let this happen, but had we been restricted to only the VISX laser for surgery, the patient would have received cylindrical correction (as the surgeon can only change the sphere by 0.75D but not the cyl on the VISX) and, likely, less than stellar results.

Wonder what this upcoming week has in store for us?!  - jw