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IOL-telescope may improve vision for patients with advanced maculopathiesTake-Home Message: The Telescopic Intra-Ocular Lens for Visually Impaired People Revolution system is promising to improve the vision in patients with maculopathies.
Understanding the connect between poverty, health and healthcare
Understanding the connect between poverty, health and healthcareHow should we be addressing the broader issue of population health?
The Sightbox scoop from J&J’s Peter MenziusoIf the rate of change in optometry this year has your head spinning, hold on tight with this next one. On September 18, 2017, Johnson & Johnson Vision (JJV) announced the acquisition of Sightbox, an online contact lens subscription box service that sells direct to consumer Acuvue contact lenses, and yes, contact lenses from the three other major contact lens manufacturers.
Hail and farewellThe older I become, it seems the faster time flies. Five years ago, I was asked by someone I greatly respect and admire to become chief optometric editor of this publication. Now, five years later, the time has flown by in a blur, and I am moving on.
Q&A: Chris Lievens, OD, MS, FAAO—Chief of Internal Clinics at The Eye Center, Southern College of OptometryI grew up in a suburb of Washington, D.C. My dad was a federal government employee and so from the time I was born to the time I graduated high school, it was always in the D.C. area—in fact, I went to high school in Washington, D.C. After I went to optometry school, I went into the Air Force and was stationed in Washington, D.C., so we moved back there.
3 tips to better fit keratocones with sclerals
3 tips to better fit keratocones with scleralsYou may have heard success stories with patients fit in scleral lenses and seen discussion in literature regarding the finer points of fitting these contact lenses. If you are not currently fitting scleral contact lenses but are interested in working with them, we recommend three things to prepare yourself and your practice to fit scleral lenses.
Reducing the burdens of technology can restore joy to physiciansWith thoughtful improvements to how technology is employed and measured, physicians can return to the joy of practice.
Physicians should look inward to keep from burning outHow one physician turned his recovery from burnout into a leadership program that’s shifted the culture in his medical system.
Should patients be allowed to record their doctors?Smartphones are transforming professional conversations.
Is end-of-life planning truly necessary?
Is end-of-life planning truly necessary?Do you know what treatments your patients would want if they became seriously or even terminally ill?