We noticed you’re blocking ads

Thanks for visiting CRSToday. Our advertisers are important supporters of this site, and content cannot be accessed if ad-blocking software is activated.

In order to avoid adverse performance issues with this site, please white list https://crstoday.com in your ad blocker then refresh this page.

Need help? Click here for instructions.

Cover Focus | Jan 2015

Sidebar: These are a Few of My Favorite Apps

John A. Hovanesian, MD

My Favorite App: Boomerang for Gmail

When we send e-mails, we assume the other party will reply, giving closure to the subject of the message. How often do people not respond, and we forget to follow up?  Boomerang allows us to set a message to “boomerang” back to the top of our inbox (marked unread) at a specified time. We can configure each message to bounce back if there's no reply or even if there is a reply. This way, important messages and topics are not forgotten.  

Audrey R. Talley Rostov, MD

My Favorite Apps: Word Lens, Axis Assistant, and Scanner Pro

Word Lens can visually translate words on a page from any language to English or vice versa. Axis Assistant can help with axis marking for toric IOLs or limbal relaxing incisions, and Scanner Pro can scan documents and create PDF files. I also favor airline apps that allow you to place your boarding passes in passbook.

Justin Schweitzer, OD

My Favorite Apps: Uber and TripCase

Uber gets you a taxi, private car, or ride share from your mobile device; it is reliable and affordable. TripCase enabes you to easily add up all trip- or meeting-related expenses

Jonathan Solomon, MD

My Favorite Apps: MillennialEYE and Eyetube

MillennialEYE is probably the one that I go to most to catch up on really cool articles. I love that one.

William B. Trattler, MD

My Favorite Apps: AroundMe and WhatsApp

AroundMe makes it easy to find the locations of hotels, restaurants, and lectures at eye care meetings. WhatsApp makes it easy—and free—to text colleagues who live in foreign countries; it enables me to communicate with them even more quickly than via e-mail. I use WhatsApp when I am traveling to meetings that are international, because I can communicate both with my colleagues who are at the conference as well as with people whom I have to be in touch with back home. n

John A. Hovanesian, MD
• private practice at Harvard Eye Associates, Laguna Beach, California
• clinical instructor at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles
• (949) 951-2020; drhovanesian@harvardeye.com; Twitter @DrHovanesian
Justin Schweitzer, OD
• in practice at Vance Thompson Vision, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
• (605) 361-3937; justin.schweitzer@vancethompsonvision.com
Jonathan Solomon, MD
• surgical/refractive director of Solomon Eye Physicians and Surgeons in Greenbelt and Bowie, Maryland, and McLean, Virginia
jdsolomon@hotmail.com; Twitter @SolomonEyeAssts
Audrey R. Talley Rostov, MD
• private practice at Northwest Eye Surgeons, Seattle
• (206) 528-6000; atalleyrostov@nweyes.com; Twitter @RostovAudrey
William B. Trattler, MD
• director of cornea at the Center for Excellence in Eye Care in Miami
• (305) 598-2020; wtrattler@earthlink.net; Twitter @wtrattler

Advertisement - Issue Continues Below
Publication Ad Publication Ad
End of Advertisement - Issue Continues Below