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Are ‘Blue Blocking’ Contact Lenses A New Way of Combating Digital Eye Strain? Reply

The Vision Council

Lately, the literature has been flooded with articles surrounding digital eye strain.  Is this a topic that comes up in your practice? Hindsight is 20/20/20: Protect Your Eyes from Digital Devices is the name of a new report from The Vision Council, which examines the extent to which we have let digital devices into our lives and the potential for negative effects on our eyes and sight.

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[Jan 28, 2015]
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Additional Uses of Scleral Contact Lenses Reply

Journal of Optometry

Scleral lenses have truly gained increased popularity over the last few years.  Not only are they remarkable at addressing irregular astigmatism, they have an amazing way of optimizing vision and comfort.  Another mode of treatment explored by practitioners is its way of addressing ocular surface disease.  In these cases, the scleral lenses serve as a therapeutic device in rehabilitating the ocular surface.

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[Sep 02, 2014]
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Advances in the Presbyopic Contact Lens Market 1

Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia

This has been a great summer for the presbyopic market.  As manufacturers help us continue to meet the needs of our patients, we have two new additions to add to the fold.

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[Aug 26, 2014]
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An Attempt To Address ‘Misbehaving’ Contact Lens Patients Reply

Acuvue Oasys

Getting our patients to be compliant with contact lens replacement schedules can be a very challenging task.  While patients may have various reasons not to respect these guidelines, it very important that we continue to clearly outline the associated risks.

But what are the associated risks?  As expected, studies have found a direct relationship between compliance and the presence of ocular complications1,2.  Interestingly enough, research has also shown something else.  Did you know that patients who  abuse these schedules also have longer times between routine eye examinations?3  This information is not only important for the contact lens professional, but industry is also affected by these results.  Understanding all of these factors, it is easy to see why Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, has recently decided to make a bold move.

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[Jul 08, 2014]
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Rub vs. No Rub – How Do We Properly Use Contact Lens Solution? 1

No Rub Contact Lens Solution

It wasn’t that long ago that manufacturers were claiming that their solutions were effective enough that they did not require rubbing.  Whether this was a marketing claim for convenience, or it was an attempt for the contact lens user to go through their supply quicker, this was a habit clearly embraced by many contact lens wearers.

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[Jun 17, 2014]
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The Benefits of a Well Trained Contact Lens Technician Reply

Contact Lens Technician

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Well trained employees are a vital part of any organizations success.  It is this group that serves as a company’s foundation.  As contact lens fitters, whether in a solo practice or part of a large organization, this understanding takes a whole new life.  Well trained employees not only help the practitioner, but they can serve as a vital role in the overall patient experience. So what roles does your technical staff perform when dealing with the contact lens aspect of your practice? Read more

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Using Topical Medications to Manage Ocular Allergies in Your Contact Lens Patients Reply

RxPad

Whether addressing seasonal or perennial allergies, managing concurrent use of contact lenses is a challenging task.  Make sure to see the previous post “Managing Contact Lenses in the Midst of Allergies”  for some great contact lens and environmental tips to help your patients get through these times.  But what if your recommendations aren’t enough?  What if your patient does everything outlined in that previous post but is still suffering?  When this is the case, it may be time to explore a medical option. Read more

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