Clinical

Real World Experience with the ZEISS CLARUS 500

real world experience with the zeiss clarus 500

This is a sponsored post by Carl Zeiss Meditec, a supporter of NewGradOptometry & new graduate optometrists 😎 CLARUS® 500 from ZEISS is a new iteration of ultra-widefield imaging providing high resolution, true color imaging of the periphery and posterior pole. ZEISS CLARUS 500 can image 133 degrees in a …

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New Transitions® Lenses Bring Style to the Next Level

transitions lenses

This is a sponsored post by Transitions Optical a supporter of NewGradOptometry & new graduate optometrists! 😎 We have all heard about Transitions® lenses and how they can function to provide ocular health benefits for our patients. We know Transitions lenses help block UV and harmful blue light as well as help provide relief to …

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How to Survive a Pediatric Optometry Exam

how to survive a pediatric optometry exam

Working at a family private practice, I have the great opportunity to see patients of all ages. But there’s something fun and exciting when it comes to seeing patients in a pediatric optometry exam. Their excitement to read letters because they’re a “big kid” now; watching the parents silently reading …

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Contact Lenses and Solutions for Digital Eye Strain

We talk with Dr. Jennifer Lyerly about treating millennials and using contact lenses and other solutions for digital eye strain you might not consider regularly. Dr. Lyerly walks us through what an exam and various treatment solutions for these patients might look like, but highlights multifocal contact lenses as a …

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A “New” Look at Amblyopia Therapy

A New Look at Amblyopia Therapy

Amblyopia is a reduction in overall vision due to anisometropia, strabismus, high refractive error or cataracts in early childhood. In most cases, the patient has one eye with reduced vision, thus giving the colloquial “lazy” title. This term assumes a passive indifference on the poorer-seeing eye, and monocular treatment (patching, …

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Prescribing Eyewear for Millennials

matt and jennifer lyerly

Dr. Jennifer Lyerly, practicing optometrist and co-founder of Defocus Media, talks with us about the prescription eyewear needs of millennials, especially as they age, and things to consider when prescribing eyewear for millennials. “Millennials get older,” Dr. Lyerly laughs, pointing out that some millennials are nearing their forties. “When you’re …

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Putting The Fun In Fundus Autofluorescence (FAF)

Putting The Fun In Fundus Autofluorescence (FAF)

Ever since optical coherence tomography (OCT) became popular in the early 2000s, it’s been the reigning champion as THE top piece of medical optometry equipment to have in our offices. It’s fast, non-invasive, and useful in many ocular conditions. Plus, it’s got so much color! (Nothing personal, visual field, but …

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