What are clinical pearls? Clinical pearls are best defined as small bits of free standing, clinically relevant information based on experience or observation. They are part of the vast domain of experience-based medicine, and can be helpful in dealing with clinical problems for which controlled data do not exist.
Clinical Pearls is a monthly article founded and written by X-Cel’s Senior Account Manager, Linda Cole, ABO, NCLE, CPOT. Linda entered the eye care industry as a front desk manager and part time technician for Rainbow Optics in Eugene, Oregon, 37 years ago. Progressing in her career and with a desire to expand her skills, she began a 25 year commitment as the Contact Lens Manager and Preliminary Testing manager for Family Vision Center also in Eugene. While there she gained ABO, NCLE, and CPOT certification. She also became a contact lens fitter for all products including specialty lenses, and completed a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisiplinary Studies at Northwest Christian University (now Bushnell) graduating Magna Cum Laude. Linda was honored with the paraoptometric of the year award by the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association in 2000.
In 2013, Linda spent one year as a Retina Supervisor and Technician for Eye Health Northwest before transitioning into an important and exciting role on the lab side of the industry as a Senior Account Manager at X-Cel Specialty Contacts. Linda covers the entire United States as an in-office training consultant and is an ABO and NCLE approved speaker.
She is interested in expanding her education by learning a second language, performing research studies, and writing for educational publications. She found an outlet for her interests by sharing optical knowledge and experience, as well as promoting education, about a year ago when she began writing an article each month called “Clinical Pearls.” Linda shares these tips with her accounts to promote highest quality patient care and practice success. And today, we share them with you.
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