Tag Archives: ocular disease

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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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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What You Need To Know About Thyroid Eye Disease

What You Need to Know About Thyroid Eye Disease

Putting the Ease in Thyroid Eye Disease: Diagnosis and Management With millions Americans suffering from some form of thyroid disease in the United States, odds are you have seen a patient with thyroid issues in your office this past week. In fact, researchers agree that as high as ten percent …

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7 Ways Sleep Apnea Affects Ocular Health

Sleep apnea

Almost everyone has either seen or is aware of the scene in Star Wars where Darth Vader holds out his hand and uses the Force to strangle a commander while Vader states, “I find your lack of faith disturbing.” Imagine this same thing happening to someone hundreds of times per …

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My Patient Has Optic Nerve Pallor: What Do I Do?

Optic Nerve Pallor

Our 45 year old patient is in for their annual eye exam. Aside from wanting new glasses, they have no additional ocular complaints, and to their knowledge no other pertinent ocular history. We go to check the posterior pole and BOOM, to our surprise their optic nerve is a bit …

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