Interview

Sean Clark on Alcon’s New TOTAL30 Contact Lens


In this quick video,

We catch up with Sean Clark, Alcon’s General Manager of US Vision Care to discuss the brand new TOTAL30 lens

This is Alcon’s first monthly lens with water gradient technology, and one that people have been waiting for quite a while! We review availability, pricing, and the most suitable patient demographics for the new lens.

Discuss here:
https://www.odwire.org/community/threads/total30-the-first-and-only-monthly-water-gradient-lens.146777/

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Dr. Erich Bauman on the new PRECISION1 for Astigmatism


In this ODwire TV episode, we speak with Dr. Erich Bauman, a Senior Director & Head of Next Generation Technology at Alcon, about the all-new PRECISION1 for Astigmatism.

Learn about the design of the new lens, and how to integrate it into your practice.

Discuss the video in this thread (if you’ve got any questions for Dr. Bauman about the development of the lens, fire away here!)

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Webinar

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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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

REGISTER HERE

*** 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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Webinar

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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Alcon’s iLux Treatment for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction: First Look

At SECO 2019, we got a first look at Alcon’s new iLux MGD treatment.

(That’s Gretchyn Bailey of Optometry Times asking all the questions & demoing the device!)

Its big calling-card is that it is substantially cheaper than alternative devices, while apparently being therapeutically equivalent.

Read all about it in this thread, and discuss with your peers.

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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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Patient and Practice Success: Offering One-of-a-Kind Daily Disposable Contact Lenses [#R055]

In this episode, Adam & Paul speak with Dr. Steven Bennett about the DAILIES TOTAL1® contact lens, and how he’s integrated it into his practice.

We cover:

  • The latest technological advances in daily disposable lenses.
  • How he has managed to fit the vast majority of his contact lens patients in daily disposables, and the DT1specifically.
  • How to select the right patients for this lens.

If you’ve got any questions for Dr. Bennett, this is the thread for them!

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Webinar

Contact Lens Innovations: Improving Patient Outcomes with Dr. Pamela Lowe

In this ODwire.org Webinar, Pamela Lowe, OD, FAAO of Niles, IL discusses the latest in contact lens materials and designs.

The focus of the talk is on how this new tech is used in Alcon’s contact lens product line; we’ll review the technology, and how each lens can work for different patients and lifestyles.

Click here to watch the show and join the discussion with your peers.

Dr. Lowe is the Past President of the Illinois Optometric Association and is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at ICO. She has been in private practice since 1992.


Dr. Lowe was compensated by Alcon for her participation in this webinar.

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The Evolution of Flexible Wear, Current “Best Practices” & Materials (AONDA!) [#R054]

In this episode, Adam & Paul speak with Dr. Jessica Crooker of Scituate Harbor Vision in Scituate, MA.

We discuss how the notion of flexible wear has evolved over the past 50 years (yes, the concept has been around that long!) and the current ‘state of the art’ in flexible wear products.

We turn our attention to AIR OPTIX® NIGHT & DAY® AQUA lenses, how they fit into this pattern of material and design evolution, and discuss the patients most likely to succeed with this modality.

If you have any questions for Dr. Crooker (clinical, practice management, or otherwise) fire away in this thread!

— Adam


Dr. Crooker was compensated by Alcon for her participation in this interview.

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