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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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Fitting CLs Post Trabeculectomy  9/15/2017

The number of patients diagnosed with glaucoma is expected to exceed 70 million by 2020. When pharmacological or laser treatments fail to control intraocular pressure, surgical options such as trabeculectomy can be effective. But what happens when these patients need contact lenses? To prevent fibrosis, the conjunctiva above the bleb is usually treated with mitomycin C or 5-FU, both of which can ...
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Overcoming GP Lens Obstacles  9/15/2017

Research shows GP lenses can provide superior vision quality compared with soft lenses. Let’s address a few reservations practitioners may have.
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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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Three GP Lenses to Grow Your Practice  9/15/2017

When we started out in practice, gas permeable (GP) lenses were a mainstay. Practitioners readily fit everyday patients for them, and both practitioners and patients saw them as normal. However, over the last 10 years, opinions surrounding GP lenses have shifted. For example, many patients and practitioners began to overlook the benefits of GP lenses as a result of the increased availability of ...
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Deterring Discomfort Dropouts  5/15/2017

Eye care professionals battle contact lens discomfort (CLD) management on a daily basis. According to one survey about discontinuation of contact lens wear, 45% of those surveyed dropped out of wear within the first year, and 47% cited discomfort as the primary reason for dropping out. Studies show that nearly 15% to 30% of contact lens wearers drop out each year. One ...

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Refractive Surgery Fallout: GPs to the Rescue  3/15/2017

Gas permeable lenses are an effective option for overcoming refractive surgery  complications.
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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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Treating Infantile Aphakia: Think GPs  2/15/2017

This lens modality is a great alternative to soft contact lens correction.
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The Toric Toolbox: Don’t Forget GPs  11/15/2016

To bolster confidence, let’s review the basics of toric GP fitting.
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Don’t Forget to Check the Lids  10/15/2016

While always important to lens wear, the eyelids also play a vital role in GP lens success.
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Case Report: Look Before You Judge  6/15/2016

The most unique cases sometimes present as the most mundane.
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Fitting Rigid Lenses After Refractive Surgery  6/15/2016

Corneal and scleral GP lenses cover the ‘last mile’ for patients who need correction after LASIK and PRK.
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Springtime for Sclerals  3/15/2016

Once considered antiquated, this design has recently flourished as a way to help patients with ocular surface disease. 
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Good Chemistry  2/15/2016

Are you up to date on pairing GP lenses and solutions? Here's a look at what makes a perfect match.
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Solution Savers  2/15/2016

Lens care can make or break the contact lens experience for patients. Here's how to tip the odds in favor of success.
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A Lens for Every Eye: Custom Contact Lenses  9/15/2015

Successfully fitting hard-to-fit eyes is key to growing your specialty lens practice.
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GPs: Are You Making Good Use of Diagnostic Fitting Sets?  9/15/2015

An expert walks you through the finer points of the process to help you achieve better results.
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The Pesky Presbyope  6/15/2015

Patients wearing multifocals are just as apt to experience problems as those wearing single vision lenses. But the solutions they need are entirely different.
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A 'Coherent' Strategy for Fitting Scleral Lenses  5/15/2015

OCT: It's not just for retina anymore!
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Troubleshooting GP Complications  4/15/2015

Many GP lens problems are easily resolved once identified.
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Dry Spell  3/15/2015

Be sure to consider a variety of possible contributors when evaluating patients for GP lens-related dryness.
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In Brief  3/15/2015

Here's a snapshot of what is happening in the industry.
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