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Specialty Lenses





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Let’s Make It Less Complex  11/15/2017

Specialty contact lens designs help us restore significant visual function in patients with difficult prescriptions and corneal conditions. As these designs have flourished, so too have available options for these individuals. Several lens manufacturers aim to provide designs that improve predictability and efficiency in the fitting process.

Scleral lenses in particular ...

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One Size Does Not Fit All  11/15/2017

To make the manufacturing of prefabricated lenses more cost efficient, companies design contact lenses to fit patients who fall in the center of the bell curve for shape and size. To create this bell curve, manufacturers evaluate the size and curvature of many different eyes and pick the base curve and diameter that work for as many of ...

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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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Building a Better Bandage Lens  5/15/2017

After a Boston keratoprosthesis (KPro) implantation, many patients are prescribed extended-wear soft contact lenses to protect the cornea and minimize complications such as infections, epithelial defects and stromal melt. However, these lenses are usually standard for every patient, and clinicians do not evaluate the fit. One study found that merely five out of 16 patients ...

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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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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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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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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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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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Reshaping Ortho-k  2/15/2017

Toric lenses can expand myopia management to include patients with astigmatism.
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The Right Lens for a Corneal Scar  2/15/2017

It’s not easy fitting a five-year-old with a specialty lens to correct irregular astigmatism.
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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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When to Opt for Scleral Lenses  11/15/2016

Irregular cornea patients in particular can enjoy the many benefits that accompany fitting scleral lenses.


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Is a Sustained Medication Delivery System on the Horizon?  10/15/2016

Research reveals latanoprost-eluting contact lenses may one day replace daily eye drops. 

 

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Brimonidine Breakup  6/15/2016

Consider these alternative uses for this common glaucoma treatment.
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Contact Lens Use After Corneal Crosslinking  6/15/2016

An irregular cornea patient presents needing better vision following a corneal stabilization procedure. What do you do?
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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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Medically Necessary Contact Lenses: Medical Plan or Vision Plan Responsibility?  6/15/2016

Do you know how to work with insurance companies to achieve the biggest bang for your buck?
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Unusual Clinical Cases in Orthokeratology  6/15/2016

For the right patient, these lenses may be life-changing. Two challenging cases provide insights into the fitting process.
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In Brief  5/15/2016

Here's a snapshot of research from the industry.
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Steep Competition  5/15/2016

With so many lens options, what should you choose to manage keratoconus? Take a look.


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