contact lenses

Why accountable contact lens fitting mattersIn order to properly care for our contact lens patients, we have to take responsibility for the changes that are occurring in the tear film under the lens.
Fitting ortho-k contact lensesOrthokeratology is a specialty type of contact lens fitting in which the patient wears correction overnight and is free from wearing visual correction during the day. By fitting the patient into a reverse geometry gas permeable lens, the practitioner can make controlled but temporary refractive changes to the cornea. It is a treatment that has been proven to be safe and effective in both children and adults with promising results in the area of controlling myopia progression.
A new contact lens app with potential to harm the publicSimple Contacts allows your patients to self report and self prescribe
Strategies may eliminate issues impeding Tunisian pediatric careDelayed patient presentation, compounded by problems relating to insufficient resources and lack of follow-up, explain why pediatric cataract remains an important cause of visual impairment in Tunisia.
Contact lens commoditization: Looking forward and backContact lenses are increasingly viewed as a commodity, not a medical device, especially in recent years with pressure through legislation from online retailers.
Q&A: Carla Mack, OD, MBA; Director of Professional and Clinical Support, for U.S. Vision Care at Alcon
Q&A: Carla Mack, OD, MBA; Director of Professional and Clinical Support, for U.S. Vision Care at AlconContact lenses, communications, and knowing how to properly bill and code
Using toricity with scleral lenses
Using toricity with scleral lensesScleral lenses are indispensable in a specialty contact lens practice. The indications for scleral lens use are well established in the literature and range from visual rehabilitation of irregular corneas to severe ocular surface disease management.1-4 Many more uses may still be revealed.
LASIK rivals contact lenses in visual acuity and comfortCompared with daily wear contact lens wear, wavefront-guided LASIK results in better binocular uncorrected visual acuity and comparable subjective outcomes.
Monthly contact lens wearers can thrive, not just surviveContact lens practitioners have a range of soft contact lens replacement modalities available—from daily disposable to reusable lenses with a two-week or monthly replacement schedule. Personality, lifestyle factors, and ocular health should all be taken into account when deciding which lens and which lens modality to prescribe.
Using tinted contact lenses in practiceFrom the first introduction on the cinematic screens for visual effects in 1950 to its mainstream use today for masking both natural iris pigment and ocular disfigurement, colored contact lenses are an important addition to your contact lens toolbox. Industry has made fitting this type of lens more appealing by offering improvements in color matching techniques and healthier materials compatible with commercially available inks and dyes.