As 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.
With 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.
Ready 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 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.
Johnson & 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.
Dr 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.
It 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.