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Toric Multifocal Contacts: Do They Really Work?



Have you experienced the frustration of toric multifocal lenses that don’t adequately solve the unique optical challenges of your astigmatic presbyopic patients?

Maybe a minus distance over-refraction improved distance vision but ruined the crisp near vision your patient loved, or perhaps you increased add power to improve the patient’s near vision but caused distance vision to suffer.

These struggles can make toric multifocal contact lens fittings painful and time-consuming, leading you to question whether the technology even works and worry about your ability to deliver what you’ve promised: functional vision at all ranges. Does this resonate with you?

In this ODwire.org Webinar, Dr. Doug Becherer explains why these struggles may be happening and how the SpecialEyes 54 Multifocal Toric, a unique pupil-optimized lens with customizable optics, can be a solution for you and your patients.

Click here to visit the discussion thread & interact with Dr. Becherer & ODwire.org members.
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Acuvue Vita: The New Monthly Lens [#R053]

The Acuvue Vita is a new monthly replacement lens by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. In this interview, I spoke with @Jeffrey Sonsino and @Cristina Schnider OD MSc MBA at AOA Boston about the new lens and how it fits into practice. (Interestingly, Jeff was the very first person to place a commercial order for the [...]
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The Economics of Prokera with Dr. John Rumpakis [#R041]

In this episode, we sit down with Dr. John Rumpakis to discuss the economics of PROKERA®, a biologic corneal bandage composed of preserved amniotic membrane tissue. Importantly, we’ll learn how to properly bill & code when using this product with your patients. And if you missed our previous radio show about the clinical aspects of PROKERA®, you [...]
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Blepharitis, Tea Tree Oil & Cliradex — with Dr. Walter Whitley [#R039]

Blepharitis remains a significant source of discomfort for patients, and over the years docs have tried a variety of therapeutic approaches to treating the problem. In this ODwire.org Radio show, we talk with Walter O. Whitley, OD, Director of Optometric Services at Virginia Eye Consultants about:
  • The etiology of blepharitis
  • Current therapies
  • The use of tea tree oil
  • Tips to [...]
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Biologic Therapies and PROKERA with Dr. Nick Colatrella [#R038]

Biologic therapies (using substances made from living organisms to treat disease) are the latest cutting-edge tool that you can implement in your practice to improve patient outcomes. In this ODwire.org Radio show, we sit down with Nick Colatrella, OD, FAAO to discuss:
  • What biologic therapies are
  • How he uses them in his private practice in Minnesota
  • How clinicians who [...]
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When Equal is Not Equal: Issues with Prescribing Generic Drugs [#R037]

We’re taught in school that generic drugs are identical to their brand-name equivalents. But is that true? Are generics actually identical, or do differences in their composition and production processes lead to different clinical outcomes? In this important ODwire.org Radio show, experienced clinicians Drs. Mel Friedman and Agustin Gonzalez talk about their research into this issue, and [...]
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