Ok, I'll admit it, I am the bad guy You have read my articles supporting this or that drop, contact lens, the latest device and the newest therapy. You look at me skeptically and ask yourself "Why should I care?...
Some background I am Vin T. Dang and I once suffered from dry eyes. When I attended SCCO, I learned I had long been suffering from dry eyes. I participated in the research studies of Dr. Jerry Paugh, and took...
Talk to patients about the lenses In my office, I explain to patients that a scleral lens is like a bowl, that we fill up with saline and apply to the eye so there is a layer of fluid between...
I am talking single vision here I've been working on a lecture that deals with the question "Do Glasses Make My Eyes Worse?" but maybe I should amend it to, "Do Contacts Make My Eyes Worse?" or better yet, "Do...
One woman's journey I wanted to present an excellent book, which should be mandatory reading for all optometrists, not just those of us who practice low vision.   Not Fade Away is a memoir/autobiography of a woman who started losing her...
Thinking refractively in terms of ocular surgery As optometrists, we think about refractive endpoints for glasses and contacts daily but rarely think about it in terms of ocular surgery. Having been fortunate to work with surgeons whose goal was to...
It must be that time of year or is it? The question “does dry eye have a season?” is often posed. The answer is “yes” and “no.”  The seasonality of dry eye disease is driven in large part by environmental and pharmacological changes. Patients...
Silicone Hydrogels are the latest craze Silicone Hydrogels (SiHys) are the latest craze, and it seems every single contact lens company is coming out with the next best SiHy on the market. No doubt silicone has transformed the contact lens...
Smartphone apps are a game changer for patients Smartphone accessibility options, now a standard, have also been a real game changer for people who are blind or visually impaired. One of the first questions I ask a low vision patient...
Making the commitment Committing the time and resources needed to build a good foundation in sports vision optometry is a fantastic career investment for any OD. As a sports vision optometrist, you will have a unique capacity to enhance the...

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