In the last contact lens department (see Look for small signs to prevent contact lens complications), I reviewed comp
The advances in designs and materials ODs and patients have seen from the contact lens (CL) industry have created a heightened awareness and buzz about contact lenses.
Optometry Times asked 15 contact lens experts how they would advise their colleagues in fitting daily disposable contact lenses as well as discussing price with patients.
Halting glaucoma progression can be challenging, but as it turns out, medication is not the only tool in an OD’s toolbox. Many factors influence glaucoma progression in patients, some of which may be unrelated to the disease itself.
Hybrid contact lenses are an innovative yet challenging way to improve patient vision.
While lecturing at SeaVision earlier this year, I found myself sitting in a dining room enjoying the view of the Mediterranean.
Dry eye and ocular surface disease are a core part of optometrists’ practices.
In the past few years, scleral gas permeable (GP) contact lenses have become an integral part of the specialty contact lens practice.
The specialty lens-fitting optometrist has a variety of lenses in the arsenal to choose from for the simplest to the most complex patient.
Contact lens wear is a tremendous portion of many optometry practices. Many patients come to ODs because of their ability to provide comfortable vision with contact lenses.
ODs strive to always focus on managing the contact lens patient. But sometimes they are tempted to stop shy of 100 percent, especially once a patient’s complaints have quieted. Here’s one such example.
In a poll fielded to Optometry Times readers, we asked ODs what percentage of their contact lens patients buys a year supply?