contact lenses

Sizing up daily disposable contact lensesMost ODs could list all the missing items in their contact lens supply line. They could construct a wish list of products they would like to see available in the future. On days when we find ourselves ransacking the contact lens trial room, ODs may think technology is moving too slowly. Perhaps it’s time for some needed perspective.
The Alcon DAILIES® Choice Program is a Win for Patients and PracticesFor many eye care professionals (ECPs), helping patients see, look and feel their best means being able to offer their patients daily disposable contact lenses. The DAILIES® Choice Program is an opportunity to provide patients with a convenient alternative to weekly and monthly replacement lenses by reducing the price barrier for new wearers with up to $200 in savings on a year’s supply of DAILIES® lenses.
Optimize patients’ CL experience by avoiding 3 bad habits
Optimize patients’ CL experience by avoiding 3 bad habitsJust as ODs develop good habits, there are bad habits that we should avoid. Avoid the following three habits to optimize your patients’ lens wearing experience.
Educate your patients about astigmatismIf patients notice a decrease in night vision or have frequent headaches, increased eye fatigue, blurred/distorted vision, the diagnosis could be astigmatism.
Developing contact lens technology at Global Contact Lens ForumAt its fourth annual gathering at Vision Expo East, the Global Contact Lens Forum addressed developing technologies with research and development (R&D) scientists, evidence-based eye care, and contact lens practice settings.
Offer options to your cataract patientsAs primary-care optometrists, we are the gatekeepers for baby boomers inquiring about cataract surgery. Today’s patients have treatment options available not only to address their lifestyle complaints but to provide them with better vision and possibly reduced dependence on glasses or contact lenses.
Upgrade your patients to new technologyWith much of the digital revolution occurring after 2008 and most contact lens technology developing well before it, there is an inherent design feature mismatch. The majority of the available contact lenses are not designed for how patients are using their eyes.
7 tips for safer lens wear with cosmeticsA few tips regarding wearing cosmetics and contact lens wear can help our patients wear their lenses with more comfort.
OCTs ushering new era in complex contact lens fittingsComplex contact lenses, including scleral lenses, have unique fitting considerations that may be augmented with additional optic scans, says Jeffrey Sonsino, OD, FAAO, of Nashville, TN, at SECO 2017.
At what amount of cylinder do you prescribe toric soft lenses?When do you move from a spherical to a toric contact lens? Let us know!