Patient selection key to PAL successAugust 17th 2012
When it comes to fitting patients with progressive addition lenses (PALs), selecting patients who are good candidates in the first place may be the most important part of the process. Jenean Carlton, BA, ABOC, NCLC, offers some pointers for PAL success.
Free form individualized lenses present opportunities, challengesMay 1st 2012
The current system of eyeglass lens manufacturing, in which semi-finished "blanks" are delivered and finished in on-site laboratories, will give way to a system in which individually designed lenses are crafted for each patient.
Omega 3, 6 relieve dry eye symptomsApril 1st 2011
Many optometrists recommend or prescribe fish oil supplements to their patients with dry eye, but not many realize that there have never been any randomized, controlled trials conducted to establish that fatty acids such as the omega 3s found in fish oil work to relieve symptoms of dry eye.
Retinal camera produces 3D stereo images in one shotApril 1st 2011
A three-dimensional simultaneous stereoscopic retinal camera that allows stereo images to be taken in one shot, offers an automatic mosaic merge function, and provides a full 45-degree field angle in two-dimensional mode has been introduced by Kowa Optimed Inc.
Multi-purpose solution delivers potency of hydrogen peroxide in safe, efficacious productMarch 1st 2011
A multi-purpose solution for disinfecting contact lenses, based on a proprietary combination of alexidine dihydrochloride and polyquaternium-1 provided robust disinfection with a variety of soft contact lenses.