Clinical

How To Get Started with Specialty Contact Lenses

how to get started with specialty contact lenses

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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Orthokeratology Obstacles And How To Meet Them

ortho-k lenses and obstacles

Now that we’ve dispelled the myths surrounding orthokeratology, we need to discuss the present obstacles the modality faces, and there are plenty. Over ortho-k’s short lifespan in our industry, we’ve ironed out the big concepts and techniques needed for adequate treatment. But there is still a lot of nuance to …

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4 Myths of Orthokeratology: Fiction and Fact

4 Myths of Orthokeratology Fiction and Fact

This is the first installment in a series on orthokeratology (ortho-k). The goal is to dispel some of the myths surrounding it as a vision correction technique. Part two will cover some of the obstacles ortho-k needs to overcome to get itself to the next level in the US market. …

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