It is a constant challenge to be able to inspire patients to care meticulously for their lenses when life is easy, but what happens to that care when life gets hard? What happens when their schedules are upside down, and they are on the go? Travel influences how patients wear and care for their lenses—let’s look at the how, why, and most importantly, what we can do about it.
The American Optometric Association (AOA) has called upon the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to strengthen its Contact Lens Rule to prevent its manipulation by contact lens retailers for their own financial benefits, causing potential harm to patients.
Halloween is here, so we asked eyecare professionals on ODWire, ODs on Facebook, and our own editorial advisory board to share their own patient horror stories.
In honor of Contact Lens Health Week late this summer, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) published a study titled Contact Lens Wearer Demographics and Risk Behaviors for Contact Lens-Related Eye Infections-United States–2014 which goes through the risks of contact lens wear and the costs associated with eye-related infections.
According to a recent report form the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are approximately 40.9 million adult wearers of contact lenses in the U.S.1 Numerous reports suggest that 16 to 31 percent of contact lens wearers discontinue contact lens wear and return to glasses.
At the Global Contact Lens Forum at Vision Expo West, a panel of five offered suggestions on succeeding in a contact lens practice.
We believe that this is still an important topic, and we ask patient to bring in their contact lens case, solutions, and any other products they may be using to care for their eyes or contact lenses.
This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is celebrating Contact Lens Health Week to raise awareness among contact lens wearers about proper lens care habits.
Are we innovating new ideas, products, and systems? If not, what does that hold for the future of our profession? This may not be something that you think much about, but it is the thing which I believe holds the future of optometry in its hands.
New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz spoke to student athletes about the importance of vision during a sports vision session at sports training facility IMG Academy.