In this ODwire TV Episode, Drs. Jennifer Lyerly and William Townsend talk to us about the technology behind SYSTANE® COMPLETE.
We review the drop’s mechanism of action, and why it gives effective dry eye relief, whether the etiology is evaporative, aqueous-deficient, or mixed.
All eye care practitioners are invited to log in and discuss here.
The FTC is proposing changes to the Contact Lens Rule that can impact both clinicians and patients alike.
In this InSight Studio interview, we speak with Edward S. Bennett, O.D., M.S.Ed., Chair of the Contact Lens and Cornea Section Council of the American Optometric Association about the proposed changes, and how docs can help prevent illegal contact lens sales.
Remember to report any illegal sales to the AOA via e-mail at StopIllegalCLs@aoa.org
Dr. Fontana (aka optometry’s “Uncle Frank”), in his 69th year attending SECO, talks about being a pioneer the field of contact lenses, and what the future might hold for ECPs!
Registered ECP members can reminisce about the ‘old days’ & ask Uncle Frank questions in this thread.
In this brief ODwire.org TV Interview, Mark Andre, FAAO, Associate Professor of Optometry at Pacific University College of Optometry tells us all about the NEW CooperVision MyDay Toric, and using the new lens to build your 1-day practice.
We touch on –
- Statistics on toric fits, dropouts and where the market is moving
- The design of the lens vs Biofinity
- The nature of the material and its low modulus
- Using LensFerry to help build your 1-day Practice
Thanks to CooperVision for their long-standing support of the site!
I spoke with Denise Crown from VisionWeb @ VEE to catch the latest with them (listen to the 5 minute interview above.)
Uprise has now split out their platform into two separate packages at different pricepoints — “Essentials” and “Pro“.
So for a new practitioner who doesn’t necessarily need the kitchen sink, but does want an EHR, Essentials is an inexpensive way to go. You can then seamlessly “upgrade” to Pro when ready.
*** They are extending the show special: You can get Uprise Essentials for FREE for your first doc if you sign up for VisionWeb’s Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) package (which does claim submissions, etc.)
At SECO 2018, we sat down with gold medal Olympic gymnast, Dancing with the Stars winner, and NY Times best-selling author Laurie Hernandez to discuss contact lenses, perseverance, and her possible return to the sport!
Laurie was fit with CLs at an early age, and the improved vision they provided helped her training as she forged a path to the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
She’s subsequently become a spokesperson for Alcon, which is how we ended up getting this interview (yes, I was as shocked as you when this happened !)
Her positivity and poise are remarkable. My biggest takeaway from our brief talk was the importance of remaining optimistic in the face of long odds and (very) painful injuries.
Thanks again to Laurie and to Alcon for making it happen!
ODwire.org Radio #56:
In this episode, Adam & Paul speak with Dr. Christopher Lievens, all about how the needs of contact lens patients are evolving as more and more of us spend our days glued to digital devices!
- The challenges heavy digital device users face with contact lenses, including dry eye
- Strategies to help these patients be successful with their contact lens wear
- The latest contact lens technologies, including DAILIES® AquaComfort Plus® lenses
If you’ve got any questions for Dr. Lievens, this is the thread for them!
Dr. Lievens received financial compensation from Alcon for his participation in this podcast.
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Dr. Craig Thomas talks about his CEwire2017 lecture, Amniotic Membrane Therapy: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly (51961-AS).
He’s performed several hundred membrane placements so far, and this talk is all about practical considerations when using this new form of therapy.
Have any tips for ODwire.org members looking to get started with this treatment modality? Weigh in!
CEwire2017: 40 COPE and ABO-MOC Approved Credits
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