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Melanie Denton, OD, MBA, FAAO
6 steps to survive a ransomware attack
6 steps to survive a ransomware attack
Here are the six tips I learned to help survive a ransomware attack.
5 tips to keep your exams on track
5 tips to keep your exams on track
Have you ever sat in the exam room with a patient and felt like the exam had gotten away from you?
6 steps to open a practice
6 steps to open a practice
Opening a practice of your own can be quite overwhelming and can leave you wondering where to start.
Behind the scenes of Instagram practice photos
Behind the scenes of Instagram practice photos
We’re no exception to the online perfect perception. You only need to check out our practice Instagram page, @seeeyecareandeyewear, to see all the photos that I have painstakingly staged.
4 steps to opening a practice cold
I started my own practice on January 4 —finally—after six years in practice. This decision was hardly a hasty one because I dreamed of having my own practice since the first day of OD school. Like most ODs fresh out of school, however, I was saddled by debt and fear of the unknown.
The ROI of an MBA for an OD
The ROI of an MBA for an OD
Seven months ago, on Friday, May 8, I walked across the stage wearing a graduation gown and hood to receive my fourth and final (for now) degree. It was nearly six years to the day after my graduation from OD school in 2009.
Defining success: Is more better?
“Typically, (Roellinger) listens to the sound of the bread, not the cash register. It’s because he’s a ferocious advocate for the glory of tiny, individually owned and operated producers. The idea that one should—no, must—keep it small.”
When Melanie met Sally
I met Sally in the spring of 2015. The air was light and cool, the birds were starting to sing, and the flowers were just starting to reveal their blooms. The deliveryman dropped her off on our doorstep in the morning, and we carefully transported her to her new home in our fridge in the back room. We were all so excited for her arrival.
Everything I know, I learned from my patients
It would be easy to get into a routine of one and two, and one and two, and on and on until everyone looks the same. But for me, everyday joy lies in the little conversations I get to have in between their prescription and eye healthcare conversations with those who entrust their care to me.

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