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Dr. Richard Madonna on why HTN is a risk factor for glaucoma

In this InSight Studio interview from SECO2019, we speak with Dr. Richard Madonna from SUNY Optometry, where he explains why hypertension is a risk factor for glaucoma. (surprisingly, the answer has part to do with hypotension!)

Watch the video & weigh in!

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Drs. Lyerly & Townsend on the tech behind SYSTANE® COMPLETE

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.

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Changes to the FTC’s Contact Lens Rule (… and how docs can help stop illegal sales)

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

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Dr. Frank Fontana on the Early Days of Contact Lenses and the Future of Eye Care

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.

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The New MyDay Toric & Building your 1-day Practice – Mark Andre, FAAO

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

If you have any questions about MyDay Toric or LensFerry, please post them in this thread.

Thanks to CooperVision for their long-standing support of the site!

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Uprise Essentials & Pro – Plus Free Special for ODwire.org Members

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.)

Just contact them to take advantage of this or ask questions in this thread.

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Olympian Laurie Hernandez on Contact Lenses, Perseverance, and DWTS!

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!

Discuss the interview in this thread.

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Contact Lens Technology to Meet Patient Needs in the Digital Age

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!

We cover:

  • 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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Interview: Dr. Craig Thomas on Amniotic Membranes: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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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
Watch through May 1, 2017.  Get exhibit hall discounts!

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Interview: Dr. Barry Eiden on the Latest in Keratoconus Management

In this brief interview, we discuss with Dr. Eiden the latest in Keratoconus treatment, and his CEwire2017 lectureKeratoconus – A Paradigm Shift in Management has taken place (51757-AS)

Dr. Eiden’s entire keratoconus lecture can be viewed at CEwire2017.

 

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