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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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AVEO Contact Lenses – What You Need To Know

AVEO Contact Lenses - What You Need to Know

Another online contact lens company? There is no doubt that daily contact lenses are the lens modality of choice for eyecare providers given their increased water content and the decreased rate of complication compared to other modalities. However, contact lens wearers are not always easily convinced by those statistics alone. …

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OCTaVIA: Your Pocket OCT Visual Reference

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New eyecare technology often means massive pricetags and highly precise pieces of machinery, but with the launch of OCTaVIA, developed by Dr. Elena Z. Biffi, OD of New England College of Optometry, optometrists now have the power to assist in diagnosing and managing retinal disorders right from their iOS smart …

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Top 5 Clinical Skills & Techniques for the New Grad OD

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There’s no doubt that during our four years in optometry school we certainly learned our fair share of clinical skills, techniques, and procedures. It is important to remember the indications and techniques when implementing these skills and caring for our patients. Depending on our practice modality, state’s scope of practice, …

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