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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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Visiting The Contact Lens Museum in Forest Grove, OR


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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Co-Management Tips with Drs. Azman & Greiner!

In this ODwire TV segment, Best Practices 2019 winners Drs. Ben Azman and Katie Greiner sit down with us to discuss co-management.

We hit on:

* The benefits of co-management to both the patient and the optometrist
* How to establish (and nurture) co-management relationships with ODs, OMDs, and other health care professionals
* How to use co-management to build your practice

Leave your feedback for Drs. Azman & Greiner 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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CooperVision Announces Best Practices Honorees for 2019

CooperVision has announced their Best Practices Honorees for 2019!

Now in it’s fourth year, the CooperVision Best Practices Program recognizes and celebrates practices in the U.S. that elevate the profession through innovation, industry leadership and patient experience.

In this ODwire TV episode, Dr. Michele Andrews, Senior Director of Professional & Academic Affairs at CooperVision announces the 2019 Best Practices honorees and talks about the genesis of the program.

Watch the video  and discuss with your peers.

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Dr. Michele Andrews on Biofinity Energys: What and Why

In this ODwire TV segment, we speak with Dr. Michele Andrews, Sr. Director of Professional & Academic Affairs at CooperVision about the science and clinical usefulness of the new Biofinity Energys contact lens.

Learn how the lens works, and which patients can best utilize it!

CooperVision is also offering free marketing materials to docs who want to Rx the lens.

Visit this site to order the materials for your patients.

ECPs may log in & discuss Energys here.

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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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Live Broadcast from Vision Expo West!

We’ll be broadcasting LIVE from Vision Expo West!

The live show will be followed by a webinar, all about the latest info around the Acuvue Vita lens.

The fun starts on Thursday, 9/15 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.

Tune in by visiting ODwire.org! No registration required.

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