Posted by: Mann Eye in Co-Management

Welcome to the August edition of The OD Advocate, our information-packed newsletter. We hope you’ll enjoy the content we’ve presented, and of course, we’d love to hear your feedback!


Skie Couvillion, Austin’s Comanagement Coordinator

Skie has been with Mann Eye for over 4 years and Ophthalmology for 11. She brings her vast experience, knowledge, and passion for patient care to her new Comanagement Coordinator role in Austin. Kristin will remain your Physician Liaison for Austin. Together, Kristin and Skie look forward to working as a team to continue to serve Austin’s Optometric community and bring our CoMangement partnerships to new heights! Contact the Austin team at

Upcoming Continuing Education Event:

FLACS: How Femto-Assisted Cataract Surgery Benefits Our Patients

Alex Hacopian, MD shares an overview of Femto laser-assisted cataract surgery in our next virtual CE presentation on August 15th at 6:00 PM.

Helpful Tip for Referring

Our referral portal provides you and your staff with a great tool to seamlessly refer your patients for their surgical eye care needs. The Mann Eye Referral Portal creates one central hub for you to send eReferrals, have all our patient education materials, and post-operative care instructions in PDFs, and have full access to your patients’ information all in one location! Regardless if you work in multiple practices or just one, the portal is a great resource for you to keep up with every patient you send to Mann Eye. Please reach out to us for your link to the portal and account login information!

If you already have access and would like a refresher on using the portal, we are here ready to assist you.

Your Physician Liaisons:

  • Tina Redmon 713-824-8132
  • Nicole Illikman 239-776-6859
  • Kristin Rickman (Austin) 512-879-3754.

Ophthalmology Business Podcast

In Case You Missed It

Our very own Guido Piquet, COO, and Dr. Dana Ondrias, CEO recently discussed co-management compliance on episode 37 of the Ophthalmology Business Podcast! Guido and Dr. Ondrias talk about best practices to navigate the complexities of co-management to ensure patient-centered care while safeguarding the interests of all participants involved.

CPR Training Survey – Your Opinion Matters!

Beginning, January 1, 2023, the Texas Optometry Board adopted a new rule requiring CPR or BLS for initial licensure and for renewal licensure. Please take this two-question survey to let us know if you would be interested in getting CPR certified while mingling with your colleagues.