Tag Archives: patient care

Two-Week Contact Lenses and When To Use Them

There are advantages of two-week contact lenses that can be beneficial for patients and practitioners. In this video, Dr. Kate Gettinger discusses when she calls upon two-week contact lenses and why. While there is a long list of reasons why many eye care professionals (ECPs) choose daily disposable contact lenses …

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Holistic Medicine in Optometry

What is holistic medicine? Dr. Richardson views holistic medicine as medical care that goes beyond the physical ideology; as a practitioner, you can treat, along with signs and symptoms that can be viewed clinically, the patient’s mind, body, and spirit. These alternative treatment ideologies can be integrated into your practice; …

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Equipping Your Practice to Bring an End to High Myopia

  The industry’s understanding of myopia, including its causes and factors that contribute to its progression, is still very limited. As with any new research or technology, learning to adapt these updates into a practice can be a slow process. However, while research continues to evolve and new information becomes …

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A Guide To Multifocal Contact Lenses

It’s 4:45 PM at the end of a long day and in your mind you’re halfway out the door — until you see the chief complaint on your next chart. “55-year-old with decreased vision in their monovision contacts.” You picture your hands shaking as you hold loose lenses in front …

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Sleeping in Contact Lenses

It is estimated that 45 million people in the United States wear contact lenses.1 For many individuals, contact lenses have become the primary choice for vision correction, and for good reasons! Contact lenses offer to correct for a wide range of nearsighted, farsighted and astigmatic prescriptions and have become readily …

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Nutrition, Exercise, and Eye Health

Nutrition, Exercise, and Eye Health

Pick a disease, any disease. If you told a patient that a healthy diet and regular exercise habits diminished their risk of acquiring that disease (or decreased the likelihood of that disease worsening if you already had it) they would likely believe it. Being “healthy” always sounds like a good …

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IrisVision, eSight, and NuEyes: What You Need to Know About Wearable Low Vision Aids

IrisVision, eSight, and NuEyes_ What You Need to Know About Wearable Low Vision Aids

Technological advances have created many options for low vision devices. Electronic magnification, for example, offers several benefits compared to standard optical low vision aids. We’ve gathered information on the three major players in wearable electronic magnification: IrisVision, eSight, and NuEyes. IrisVision The IrisVision is a combination of a virtual reality …

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