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Visiting The Contact Lens Museum in Forest Grove, OR



During CEwire2020, 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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Dr. Adam Farkas Given CLMA Recognition Award for ODwire & CEwire

Dr. Adam W. Farkas at GSLS2020

At the Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS) 2020 in Las Vegas, Dr. Adam Farkas was one of two recipients (along with Gretchyn Bailey) to receive an Honorary Recognition Award from the Contact Lens Manufacturers Association.

The award was "In Appreciation for a Lifetime of Dedication and Service to the Contact Lens Industry", through Dr. Farkas' work at ODwire.org, the CEwire series of education events, and the production of the virtual specialty lens conference GPLIwire.

During his acceptance speech, Dr. Farkas dedicated his award to his father, Dr. Paul Farkas, who "fit his first contact lenses in the 1950s, and somehow still manages to show up at his desk every day to keep us focused and in the right direction. He's the heart of what we do."

He also thanked the doctors who make use of ODwire and CEwire's services, as "we would be nothing without them. I can push all the right buttons, but without them there is no site."

full list of honorees has been posted to the CLMA web site.
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CEwire2020 is Coming! 60 COPE Credits, $189

CEwire2020: 60 COPE Credits, $189

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CEwire is back!  This year's conference is our biggest ever, with 60 COPE-Approved CE credits on a wide variety of topics -- including narcotics, OSD, myopia control, glaucoma, emergency eye care, ocular nutrition, retinal issues, traumatic brain injuries, legal & practice management issues, and more!

We also have our largest-ever virtual exhibit hall, with a vendors offering exclusive conference discounts!

At $189 CEwire2020 is the best CE value in eye care.

Check out the course list, speakers, and vendors.

REGISTER HERE

Discuss the conference in this thread.

We hope to see you there!
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Mastering the Simplified Multifocal Contact Lens Fitting Process

Dr. Milana Matz

In the past, multifocal contact lens fitting was time-consuming and involved a great deal of trial-and-error to get an acceptable fit.

In this final webinar in our series on presbyopia, Milana Matz, OD of North Suburban Vision Consultants in Deerfield, IL, will walk us through Alcon's "Simplified Multifocal CL Fitting Process".

This process has resulted in high rates of fit success, including 80% success with 1 lens per eye, and 96% success with 2 lenses or less per eye!

Dr. Matz will review the process, and several real-life case studies of presbyopic patients fit into multifocals.

We hope to see you there!

*** CEwire2020 Updates ***
Early Registration for CEwire2020 opened this week!

Participants at this webinar will get the latest course updates and news about the event. Don't miss it!
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Early Detection of Glaucoma with Objective Pupil Testing



Craig Thomas, OD discusses how he uses the new EyeKinetix® as a screening tool to detect subclinical optic neuropathies, including normal tension glaucoma.

You will learn how to integrate this new technology in a busy practice, and review cases that illustrate the importance of accurately detecting subtle pupillary defects.

A Q&A follows the talk.

*** Konan Medical is offering exclusive specials to those who watch the webinar, through December 15th, 2019. Please watch the video for details.
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The Multifocal Practice Opportunity with Dr. Amanda Nanasy

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In this second webinar in our series on presbyopia, Dr. Amanda Nanasy discusses the economics of multifocal contact lenses, and how you can leverage the latest generation of lenses to grow your practice's revenue and provide superior patient care.

We'll discuss:
* The size of the presbyopic market
* How multifocals can drive per-patient revenue growth
* Alcon's multifocal portfolio, and the differences between the brands
* Web-based resources you can use to educate your patients and help drive them to your practice


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*** CEwire2020 Sneak Peek ***
Early Bird registration for CEwire2020 is opening next week!

Participants at this webinar will get a sneak peek at the latest courses that have been confirmed for the event! Don't miss it! (hard to believe we're up to 60 credit-hours already!)

Discuss the webinar in this thread & ask Dr. Nanasy questions!

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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

Registered ODwire.org members can discuss this video & ask Dr. Epstein questions in this thread
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How to Capture the Presbyopic Opportunity in Your Practice

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By 2020, there will be approximately 126 million people with emerging or established presbyopia in the United States!

In this webinar, Pamela Lowe, OD, FAAO (past president of the Illinois Optometric Association) will join us to discuss how to best service this exploding population, which can represent an important growth opportunity for your practice.

We'll talk about:
* How to best raise patient awareness of presbyopia, and present their correction options
* How to identify good candidates for multifocal contact lenses
* How to get your staff to actively engage with presbyopic patients and help educate them

We'll also discuss "The Alcon Multifocal 3:2:1 Advantage", and the materials, replacement schedules, and designs of their current multifocal lines.

A Q&A will follow the talk, don't miss it!

Discuss the webinar in this thread & ask Dr. Lowe questions!

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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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Apply Today to Become a Best Practice in 2020!


The application process to become a Best Practice in 2020 is now open!

In this interview, I catch up with Dr. Steve Rosinski and we talk about why every optometrist reading this should consider applying to the 2020 Best Practices program!

I also took a quick video of Dr. Rosinski at Vision Expo West kicking off the application process for 2020.

Former Best Practice's winner Dr. Thomas Quinn also takes a turn at the mic describing the program, and why you should apply. The video ends with Dr. Michele Andrews and a giant chocolate cake:


Learn more at https://www.eyecarebestpractices.com, and leave any comments or questions for Dr. Rosinski in this thread.
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