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Presbyopia is a highly prevalent condition, affecting 2.1 billion people worldwide by 2020.(1) In the US alone, presbyopia affects approximately 90 million adults, and approximately one in four patients are seen by optometrists.(2) Presbyopes compose the largest patient population,...
Contact lens discomfort, along with contact lens dropout, are highly prevalent conditions. (1-7) The complete discontinuation of contact lenses is referred to as contact lens dropout. Contact lens dropout remains around 15-20%, even with advanced contact lens materials. A recent...
It's as simple as a phone call... According to numerous studies, contact lens dropout hovers around 15%.1-6 Although patients may have trouble with their contact lenses, sometimes it is unknown if and when contact lens drop out occurs. Perhaps a...
Imagine... Imagine starting a long run in the early hours of the morning and continue running as the sun comes up. There is now a new category of contact lenses for this very instance. Johnson & Johnson Vision, Inc. has...
To charge or not to charge At a recent meeting, I was fortunate to connect with some fellow ODs who practice in different settings, and we were discussing different contact lens fitting and follow up practices. Some ODs charge for...
How do you price contact lenses? With all the big box retailers and commoditization of contact lenses, optometrists are having to lower their prices to compete. This got me thinking, “How do most optometrists price contact lenses?” In retail, such...
The contemporary definition of myopia is a disease based on the latest scientific research. Researchers indicate that myopia is an independent risk factor for glaucoma, cataracts, choroidal neovascular membranes and retinal detachment. In pathological myopia, there is three times...
Water, Water Everywhere In the second part of our series of what YOU actually do, I am curious to see what YOU do with your contacts when it comes to water. We know that tap water is terrible for contact lenses...
It’s been a few months since Essilor of America launched the Ultimate Lens Package, and chances are you’ve already heard about it. While we’re confident our new premium lenses give patients our best in vision, clarity, and protection, we...
Contact Lens behaviors can have serious consequences It is well known that eye infections related to contact lenses can have serious consequences such as blindness, which may be debilitating. These infections are associated with several risk factors including sleeping in lenses, water...

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