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Visiting The Contact Lens Museum in Forest Grove, OR



During CEwire2020, Drs. Paul Farkas & Adam Farkas along with Gretchyn Bailey, Editor in Chief of Optometry Times, visited the recently-opened Contact Lens Museum in Forest Grove, OR!

Curator Patrick Caroline gave us the story of how the museum came about, and then a big tour of the artifacts and the history of contact lenses (Paul of course had a bunch of stories about the stuff we saw... as well as his ingenius idea in the 1980s for using contraceptive sponges to clean contact lenses. Yes, really!)

Anyone who is interested in contact lenses and history should check out the video, and remember: if you have old contact lens related materials, the museum is always interested in donations! Visit their web site:

https://www.thecontactlensmuseum.org/

[Discuss the visit & the museum here]
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Dr. Irving Bennett — The Practice Management Legend Speaks! [#R032]

On this edition of ODwire.org Radio, we were incredibly fortunate to have an in-depth conversation with Dr. Irving Bennett. For those who don’t know him, Dr. Bennett literally wrote the book on practice management in eye care, and is the founder of the Bennett Center for Practice Management at PCO. With a career that spans eight decades [...]
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Dr. Haffner & the LaGuardia Meeting that Changed Everything [#R021]

Former dean of the SUNY College of Optometry & genuine “Optometric Living Legend”, Dr. Norman Haffner sits down with us to talk about optometric history, and the fateful day in January 1968, when he was part of a clandestine meeting that took place in a LaGuardia Airport hotel room. That meeting shook eye care to its [...]
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Inside the American Optometric Foundation with Dr. Mark Bullimore [R#013]

The AOF is a philanthropic organization that develops and provides financial support for optometric research and education in vision and eye health. Dr. Mark Bullimore, past President and current Development Director, sits down with us to discuss all things AOF! Learn more about:
  • The core mission of the AOF
  • The process of how they award grants to ODs/Researchers
  • The growth [...]
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The Genesis of the AOS & Analysis of the BC Trial [#R011]

If you’ve been interested in how the whole board certification dust-up started, this interview will help you get some perspective. Because in today’s show, Paul and Adam sit down with Dr. Michael Rosenblatt, a founder and Board Member at the American Optometric Society to discuss:
  • How and why the American Optometric Society was formed
  • The political challenges of [...]
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The History of the Residency Program at the VA with Dr. Ken Myers [#R010]

Dr. Ken Myers, the man who (nearly) single-handedly created the optometric residency program at the Veterans Administration talks about how he developed the program, and the necessity for residency programs in modern optometry. He also discusses the latest controversies in board certification & gives his prediction on whether it will survive in its current form. Be our [...]
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