The management of Keratoconus has come a long way in a short time, thanks to improved technology.
In this brief interview, we discuss with Dr. Eiden the latest in Keratoconus treatment, and his CEwire2017 lecture "Keratoconus – A Paradigm Shift in Management has taken place (51757-AS)"
Dr. Eiden's entire keratoconus lecture can be viewed at CEwire2017.com.
This morning Johnson & Johnson completed their $4B acquisition of AMO. I got to speak with Ashley McEvoy, Company Group Chairman, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Medical Devices for a few minutes about the deal. https://www.odwire.org/community/threads/jjvc-completes-4b-amo-acquisition.102361/ 10 comments
In this interview from CEwire2016 (held this past January), Dr. Jeffrey Sonsino talks about why the Valeant acquisitions should matter to all clinicians, in plain english. He also discusses legislation that contact lens retailers are attempting to get through state houses around the country via aggressive lobbying, including ‘generic’ contact lenses. Registered users may discuss it here [...]
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 [...]
The SpecialEyes 54 Multifocal is a custom soft contact lens option for your presbyopic patients. It is unique in that you can custom tailor the optics to each patient’s individual pupil size via the SpecialEyes Multifocal Simulator. In this fun ODwire.org Radio show, Drs. Matthew Lampa and Moshe Schwartz discuss both the clinical and practice-building aspects [...]
Fewer than 5% of optometric practices ever get past the $1 million dollar a year revenue landmark. Indeed, according to Dr. Jerry Hayes in his book, getting past the $900k barrier is one of the most daunting challenges a practitioner faces. The Challenge: How can a solo practitioner, in practice for 30 years with mostly static growth, ramp [...]
You may not think a lot about where contact lenses come from, but ponder this: a daily disposable needs 30x the number of lenses that a monthly does. How does one scale up to consistently produce a new product like this? In a wide parameter range, no less? (Acuvue Oasys 1-Day will cover +8 to -12 [...]
Dr. Dave Turner, Senior Director of World Wide R&D at JJVC, and Bart Johnson, Senior Manager R&D at JJVC Jacksonville discuss the science behind the lens, its design, and comparison to other products such as DT1. 119 comments
In this first interview with Laura Angelini, President, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. and Dr. Millicent Knight, Head of Professional Affairs, JJVC we talk about Acuvue Oasys 1-Day, what makes this product launch different from all others, and what it will mean to clinicians and patients. 119 comments
In this ODwire.org Radio Show, we interview Dr. Faive Kovalis, the founder of SmartOD.com. The company provides an online site for eye care professionals to directly order frames and lenses WITHOUT the need for sales rep visits or ‘boots on the ground’. This removes a great deal of cost. Using Zappos as a model, docs can go [...]