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

Managing Ptosis in Your Practice


In this ODwire.org webinar, Melissa Barnett, OD and Susan Resnick, OD help us learn more about ptosis, including causes, diagnosis, treatment landscape, impact on patients, and opportunity for your practice.

Jason Bacharach, MD, introduces the first and only FDA-approved pharmacologic treatment for acquired blepharoptosis, RVL-1201 (oxymetazoline hydrochloride ophthalmic solution), 0.1%, including its mechanism of action and clinical data.

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Webinar

The Next Big Thing For Your Contact Lens Patients – with Katie Spear, OD

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Thu, Jul 23, 2020 8pm ET / 5pm PT

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Join our special guest, Dr. Katie Spear, as she discusses how PRECISION1® daily disposable contact lenses have helped her practice welcome patients into contact lenses for the first time and reduce contact lens dropout in patients being refit into new contact lenses.

PRECISION1® contact lenses, with SmartSurface® Technology, are the latest innovation from Alcon. PRECISION1® contact lenses are born from the Water Gradient Technology of DAILIES TOTAL1® but offered at a mainstream price. They can provide patients with precise vision, dependable comfort, and ease of handling which are the core reasons for contact lens dropout.

We hope you can join us to learn how PRECISION1® contact lenses can benefit your patients and your practice!

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ODwire.org TV

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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Webinar

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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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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ODwire.org TV

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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Webinar

Offset Multifocal Optics with OptiSync Technology

Offset Multifocal Optics with OptiSync Technology
with Drs. Matthew Lampa and Stephanie Ramdass

Soft contacts frequently decenter temporally, which can lead to sub-optimal visual outcomes.

In this ODwire.org webinar, Drs. Matt Lampa and Stephanie Ramdass discuss the science behind this decentration, and how the NEW OptiSync Technology allows you to offset the multifocal optics from the center of the lens and target alignment with the patient’s visual axis.

Registered ODwire.org members can comment on the technology (and multifocal fits in general!) in this thread.

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Interview

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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