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A Closer Look at Corneal Inlays  9/15/2017

This article focuses on corneal inlays in the marketplace and how they are making a difference in the lives of presbyopic patients.
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Combining Optics and Comfort: Piggyback and Hybrid Lenses  9/15/2017

Although scleral lenses are the new trend, some patients might do better with piggybacking and hybrid contact lenses to improve vision and comfort and maintain long-term corneal health.
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Expand Your Horizons: Think GPs for Presbyopes  9/15/2017

This article reviews multifocal GP lens designs, including new hybrid and scleral multifocal options, and how to best incorporate them in everyday optometric practice.
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Sclerals & GPs: How to Build a Better Lens Fitting Experience  9/15/2017

Scleral and gas permeable contact lenses have opened up a new realm of possibilities to provide patients with improved vision correction and relief for dryness, so it’s no surprise practitioner interest is booming. 
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Starting Up with GPs: Use Your Resources  9/15/2017

Here is a closer look at what’s out there to help practitioners add GP lenses to their repertoires. 

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A War on Two Fronts: Combat Dry Eye and Allergy in Contact Lens Wearers  5/15/2017

As optometrists, we spend a great deal of our time trying to keep our contact lens wearers happy and comfortable. No matter how much effort we put into this, preventing dropout is often a struggle. While there are many reasons for dropout, two of the most common are dry eye and allergic eye disease. When both are present, it creates a significant clinical challenge.
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Contact Lenses and Comfort: It’s a Material World  5/15/2017

Influenced by clinical feedback that discomfort is the number one cause of dropout, the latest contact lenses have evolved significantly to improve ocular comfort. Researchers have been trying to improve comfort by increasing water content, decreasing the modulus, lowering contact angle hysteresis and adding surface coatings and plasma treatments. They are also unsure if lubricity is the ...

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Five Ways to Connect Lens Care with Comfort  5/15/2017

Whether you’re working with a first-time contact lens patient or an existing wearer who is having difficulties, you need to play every card you hold if you want to win them over to long-term lens wear. During the contact lens fitting process, the influence of case systems on comfort is often sidelined for a proper fit and correction, and with a 24% contact lens dropout rate directly due ...
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Highlights from ARVO 2017: Abstract Review  5/15/2017

It’s a fast-paced world, for sure. Health care is advancing daily, and we—and our patients—continue to enjoy the fruits of researchers’ labors. Recently, investigators presented a full year’s worth of findings at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology’s (ARVO) meeting, held in Baltimore. Don’t you ...

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It's All About the Tear Film  5/15/2017

We love our contact lenses. They improve our vision and looks while also helping us win on the athletic field. But we also hate our contact lenses, especially when they cause ocular irritation. Successful contact lens wear is multifactorial, and one of the leading factors is lens wettability. Research shows a dysfunctional tear film is associated with complaints of ocular discomfort and ...

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An Abnormal Cornea: A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words  3/15/2017

Assessing corneal shape and integrity can be tricky, but the right tools can make all the difference when diagnosing corneal disease.
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Cosmetic Contact Lenses for the Deformed Iris  3/15/2017

This simple alternative provides added benefits.
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Specialty Contact Lenses: Treat Your Keratoconus Patients Right  3/15/2017

Here’s an in-depth look at the wide range of options now available.
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STUMPED: Demystifying Congenital Corneal Anomalies  3/15/2017

Understanding the history of corneal anomalies and where they occur are important steps in preventing long-term complications.
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Take a New Look at Colored Lenses  3/15/2017

New colored contact lens modalities and expanded technologies offer opportunities for both patient care and practice growth.
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Get to Know Your Dystrophies  3/13/2017

Differentiating the various etiologies can be difficult, but with the right training and diagnostic tools, you can find the right diagnosis and manage the patient accordingly.
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Fitting Multifocal Contact Lenses for Myopia Control  2/17/2017

These practice pearls aid in myopia management, including avoiding onset and slowing progression in patients of all ages.
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10 Tips from an Orthokeratology Expert  2/15/2017

Don’t let misconceptions stop you from using this treatment modality that can provide a huge benefit to patients with myopia.
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Keys to a Pediatric Soft Lens Fitting  2/15/2017

From infancy to adolescence, contact lenses prove a viable and beneficial treatment option for a range of conditions.
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Myopia on the Move  2/15/2017

Steady growth in the prevalence of this deceptively simple condition will expose half the world’s population to visual impairment. Here’s what to expect and what we should do.
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Reshaping Ortho-k  2/15/2017

Toric lenses can expand myopia management to include patients with astigmatism.
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Advances in Understanding Tear Film Dynamics  11/15/2016

Let’s gain some perspective on the components, modalities and methodology of dry eye.
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Solving Scleral Contact Lens Induced Pingueculitis  11/15/2016

The simplest option is often the best solution.
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Taking Torics to the Top  11/15/2016

Fitting toric lenses has become increasingly straightforward and now presents a viable option for myriad contact lens wearers.
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