Clinical

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

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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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How To Get Started with Specialty Contact Lenses

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At Vision Expo East, Drs. Patricia Fulmer and Steven Turpin sat down to discuss how Optometrists can get started with specialty contact lenses and related services in their practices. What exactly are specialty contact lenses? “I define specialty lenses as anything that’s not off the rack,” says Turpin. “It’s sclerals, …

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Should Optometrists Prescribe Fish Oil For Every Patient?

Should optometrists be prescribing fish oil for every patient

When it comes to managing our patient’s ocular condition, we’re often asked the inevitable question “Is there anything else I can do?” As we’re handing out Amsler grids, AREDS supplements, or prescriptions for Latanoprost, some patients seek additional options to increase their odds of success in preserving their vision. In …

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