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Sean Clark on Alcon’s New TOTAL30 Contact Lens


In this quick video,

We catch up with Sean Clark, Alcon’s General Manager of US Vision Care to discuss the brand new TOTAL30 lens

This is Alcon’s first monthly lens with water gradient technology, and one that people have been waiting for quite a while! We review availability, pricing, and the most suitable patient demographics for the new lens.

Discuss here:
https://www.odwire.org/community/threads/total30-the-first-and-only-monthly-water-gradient-lens.146777/

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Dr. Francis Mah on Ocular Allergy, Pataday, and OTC Treatments


In this ODwire.org TV episode, we catch up with Francis Mah, MD, the Director of Cornea & External Disease at Scripps Clinic Medical Group in La Jolla, Ca.

The topic: Ocular allergy and the Pataday family of OTC Olopatadine, now available in a variety of concentrations and dosing schedules.

Please leave any questions for Dr. Mah (and add to the conversation about allergy and OTC treatements!) in this thread.

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Dr. Erich Bauman on the new PRECISION1 for Astigmatism


In this ODwire TV episode, we speak with Dr. Erich Bauman, a Senior Director & Head of Next Generation Technology at Alcon, about the all-new PRECISION1 for Astigmatism.

Learn about the design of the new lens, and how to integrate it into your practice.

Discuss the video in this thread (if you’ve got any questions for Dr. Bauman about the development of the lens, fire away here!)

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Dr. Laura Periman: Dry Eye Bedtime Story: Sweet Dreams or Nightmares?


From the CEwire2021 Livestream — Laura Periman, MD talks about her lecture “Dry Eye Bedtime Story: Sweet Dreams or Nightmares“.

She also discusses the “Whole 30” diet plan that helps her patients determine food sensitivity, which can contribute to dry eye issues.

CEwire2021: 64 LIVE COPE-Approved Credits & Also available On Demand! Join us! Next live event is on April 25 & 26.

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Dr. Art Epstein on MGD and why “Dry Eye” is an Antiquated Term!

In this InSight Studio interview, we speak with Dr. Art Epstein on Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, and why “Dry Eye” is an Antiquated term. He hits on some of the big issues in ocular surface disease today, including:

* Will meibography become a standard of care?
* The current crop of OSD treatments
* Whether meibomian gland clearance is necessary to treat the underlying condition

Watch the video & weigh in!

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Dr. Carrie Alfieri’s Top Staffing Tips!


Practice management expert – and Best Practices Winner – Dr. Carrie Alfieri gives us top tips on staffing the optometric office.

We discuss:

* How to develop and use a set of “core values” that underlie your staff development
* The methodology to use when going through the recruitment and hiring process
* How to communicate with your staff to keep them motivated and engaged – including the use of vision boards and the Fish Philosophy!

Interested in becoming a Best Practice? Apply today!

Leave any comments or questions for Dr. Alfieri in this thread.

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Best Practice Episode 3: Dr. Casey Hogan on Sjogren’s Syndrome and Building your Practice




In this episode, Dr. Casey Hogan of Oak Lawn, IL, a CooperVision Best Practices honoree, talks to us about Sjogren’s Syndrome, and how she used her passion for treating the disease (and her personal experience with the condition) to help build her practice.

She also shares tips on how docs can identify and manage these patients and how to send & receive referrals from other specialists, such as rheumatologists.

Weigh in with your feedback here on ODwire.org.

And for more info about the Best Practices program, watch this intro video with Dr. Michele Andrews.

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Best Practice Episode 2: The Balance of Modern Tech & Patient Care

In this episode, Dr. Stephen Cohen, a 2018 CooperVision Best Practices honoree shares how critical it is for practices to balance modern technology and patient care.

We will be putting up videos over the next several weeks and months where each of the Best Practices will be sharing tips.

Weigh in with your feedback or send @Stephen Cohen OD a PM here on ODwire.org.

And for more info about the Best Practices program, watch this intro video with Dr. Michele Andrews.

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