Contact Lenses

Older Contact Lens Candidates Could Use More Guidance

Only 25% of those studied wore multifocal lenses; the rest seemed amenable to additional counseling and instruction on the option.
04/22/2022

Can UV-Blocking Contacts Mitigate Presbyopia?

A recent study suggests small gains in amplitude of accommodation are possible.
04/21/2022

Mild Adverse Events Common in Young Contact Lens Wearers

Cases were unlikely to be severe or cause discontinuation of use.
04/15/2022

​​Reducing Scleral Lens Thickness Doesn’t Decrease Corneal Edema

If using this modality with a Dk≥100 lens, reduce fluid reservoir thickness instead.
04/08/2022

Epithelial Thinning Can Occur from Soft, Hard, Mini Scleral Lenses

In patients with keratoconus, the effect may be more prominent.
04/05/2022

Water, Sclerals Don’t Mix

Exposure increases the chances of microbial infection.
03/15/2022

Vision, Comfort Remain Top Indicators of Contact Lens Satisfaction

Study shows poor handling at the time of application can play a major role in overall dissatisfaction.
03/10/2022

Allergy-Fighting Contact Lens Approved

Johnson & Johnson says its new Acuvue Theravision provides relief in as little as three minutes.
03/02/2022

CL Wearers Understand Importance of Hygiene, But Don’t Care

Strategies need to be explored through reinforced reminders and improved patient-practitioner communication to translate risk awareness to better compliant practices.
02/24/2022

Dual-focus Contact Lenses Help Reduce Myopia Progression

Nearly one-third of the slowed eye growth could be attributed to patient age, study shows.
02/03/2022

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May 24, 2022

Early Identification and Timely Referral
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June 10-11, 2022

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June 16, 2022

Establishing a Partnership in the Effective Management of Patients with Diabetic Retinal Disease
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Speakers: Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO, and Dilsher Dhoot, MD
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