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Newsletter Editor Commentary

This month marks the end of an era.  Earlier this year, Vistakon announced that it was discontinuing its ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses BIFOCAL and ACUVUE® 2® COLOURS®.  While many of us have prescribed these products for years, these changes are welcomed considering they are being replaced by products that are far superior.

These, and other product changes, speak to a bigger issue.  It is truly amazing to see how the contact lens industry continues to advance. Our options are constantly increasing with new materials, modalities and solutions.  With talk of contact lenses as telescopes, offering augmented reality and serving as drug delivery devices, we can see that we have only begun to experience what is in store.

Hopefully, TheRightContact.com and similar resources will help you keep abreast of these changes so that you can make sure your understanding/prescribing habits are maturing as well.  

Jason E. Compton, O.D. FAAO,
President of The Right Contact, Inc.
  
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