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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. 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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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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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

Watch the video & weigh in!

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Dr. Ben Chudner on Private Equity in Optometry, Circa 2019

In this InSight Studio interview from Optometry’s Meeting 2019 in St. Louis, Dr. Ben Chudner sits down with us to discuss private equity in optometry.
He hits on:

* What private equity is
* The differences between private equity groups
* Where companies are looking to invest
* What makes a practice an attractive target for private equity
* Should your practice be acquired by private equity?

Leave any comments or questions for Dr. Chudner in this thread.

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Best Practice Episode 2: The Balance of Modern Tech & Patient Care

In this episode, Dr. Stephen Cohen, a 2018 CooperVision Best Practices honoree shares how critical it is for practices to balance modern technology and patient care.

We will be putting up videos over the next several weeks and months where each of the Best Practices will be sharing tips.

Weigh in with your feedback or send @Stephen Cohen OD a PM 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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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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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. 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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