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What options are available in the Toric 1-Day Modality? Reply

Dailies Aqua Comfort Plus Toric

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So your patient has astigmatism and wants to dispose of their lenses daily.  What do you do?  As contact lens fitters, we are fortunate to practice in a time when our options are ever increasing.  It used to be that when patients presented with astigmatism we had very few soft lens designs to offer outside of a custom made-to-order lens.  The recent release of Alcon’s Dailies Aqua Comfort Plus Toric option demonstrates how far we have come, not only in parameters but in modalities.

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Managing the Ocular Surface is Vital in Beating Contact Lens Dropout Reply

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A recent poll within TheRightContact.com asked practitioners to rate the most common cause of dryness in their contact lens patients. An overwhelming majority of practitioners reported that ocular surface disease was the major culprit. This poll speaks to the discussion many professionals are having about managing this large cause of contact lens dropout. While our industry continues to provide us with latest in materials and solutions, we quickly learn we can never be completely successful until we fully manage ocular surface conditions. Read more

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Electronic Contact Lenses for Presbyopia Reply

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Contact lens designs have come a long way.  This is certainly the case when we are talking about presbyopia.  But despite all of our advances, a multifocal fit can still be quite challenging.   An understanding of lens mechanics quickly demonstrates why we find ourselves in these fitting situations. Inevitably we are often left sacrificing  a little distance or a little near acuity.  Whether referencing diffractive, aspheric, concentric or alternating designs, our limitations have everything to do with the physical properties of lens. Read more

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Global Market for Contact Lenses Set To Increase Reply

Contact Lens Market Is Expected To Grow

A recent study, released by Grand View Research Inc., estimated that the global market for contact lenses is expected to reach 12.48 billion by 2020. In addition to cosmetic appeal, two other factors were noted as being responsible for this growth, an expanding user base and an aging population. Read more

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Specialty Contact Lenses for the Irregular Cornea Reply

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Fitting an irregular cornea is a challenging but rewarding task.  The ability to take a patient who would otherwise require surgery and provide them with remarkable vision is truly an art.   Thankfully, technology has brought us to a place where this fitting process is becoming more and more mainstream allowing a greater number of patients to benefit from this technology. Read more

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TheRightContact.com Mobile App 9

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TheRightContact.com mobile app is in its final stage of development. TheRightContact App, which will first be available on iTunes, is set to arrive early 2013. Our Apple developers have created both an iPhone and iPad version.

Like the website, TheRightContact mobile app will allow users to easily search and compare contact lenses as well as lens care products. This new technology will enable practitioners to find the same types of relevant parameters, but now even faster using their mobile devices. The 5 database structure will remain the same. Products are listed under the categories of Soft Lenses, Gas Permeable Lenses, Hybrid Lenses, Button Materials and Lens Products.

Other features of the website are being repeated on the mobile platform as well. Articles, Videos, Glossary, Fitting Tools, including calculators will still be accessible. Using push notification technology users will also be notified immediately on product releases, parameter changes, and other types of news within the contact lens industry.

 

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