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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.
5 things you missed at SECO 2017 in Atlanta
5 things you missed at SECO 2017 in AtlantaSECO 2017 has come to a close, but Optometry Times has you covered with things you may have missed while taking in a lecture, perusing the exhibit hall, or exploring Atlanta’s Centennial Park.
Looking back at 2016
Looking back at 2016Before the new year gets too far along, let’s take a brief look at the happenings in the pages of Optometry Times during 2016.
Roth spots show as initial presentation in multiple myelomaRoth spots are hemorrhages in the retina with white centers. They occur in a wide variety of systemic conditions that are associated with retinal hemorrhages.
Johnson & Johnson to acquire Abbott Medical Optics
Johnson & Johnson to acquire Abbott Medical OpticsReady for some big news? Johnson & Johnson announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Abbott Medical Optics (AMO) for $4.325 billion in cash. AMO’s business segments include cataract surgery, laser refractive surgery, and consumer eye health, and reported sales in 2015 were $1.1 billion.
1-800 Contacts ramps up legislative fights
1-800 Contacts ramps up legislative fights1-800 Contacts is ramping up its fight against organized optometry at the state and federal levels over legislation that would change important aspects of contact lens prescriptions and dispensing, such as longer expiration dates, elimination of contact lens brand on the Rx, and enacting a contact lens patient bill of rights.
JJVC discontinues UPP, looks to support contact lens advocacy
JJVC discontinues UPP, looks to support contact lens advocacyJohnson & Johnson Vision Care (JJVC) has discontinued its unilateral pricing policy (UPP) in an effort to focus the company’s resources on strengthening the doctor-patient relationship and advocating against contact lens deregulation. In UPP’s place, JJVC will be launching a new patient rewards program. This change is effective April 13, 2016.
Anterior eye health recording: current methods and best practiceDr Wolffsohn presents the results of a survey completed by eye care practitioners worldwide regarding their current practices on anterior eye health recording. Recommendations on best practice are also presented, based on these study findings.
Diary of a contact lens training seminarIt takes a lot to impress us as optometrists these days. Most of us enjoy a prestigious professional career with a flexible working schedule and a very satisfying personal life. So, why was I so impressed with a recent contact lens training seminar? Let me walk you through my virtual diary to share my personal impressions on this recent training.