I was asked to deliver the Keynote Address at the EastWest Eye Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. Since I hadn’t heard back from The Hawaii Optometric Association—in fact, I actually have never heard from them, at all—I accepted the opportunity in Cleveland. (Hawaii, if you’re listening, I am a very busy man so, if you want me there, I cannot possibly make it until later today.)
At the beginning of a new year, we have an incredible opportunity to take stock of the previous year’s successes and failures. We also have a chance to reposition our practices and try to anticipate where things are going. The following new technologies may be instrumental in shaping the future of clinical care in 2019 and beyond.
So, why is myopia suddenly being discussed with an urgency and alarm usually reserved for a disease epidemic—think Spanish flu or AIDS—that comes out of nowhere and strikes without warning? At the risk of oversimplifying, I think we can thank one man: the late Brien Holden, who passed away in the summer of 2015.