This year, in our 9th Annual Presbyopia Report, three authors from across the field of eye care discuss the options available to practitioners and how to match them to your patients. What factors do you need to learn about when working with your patients toward the goal of good vision? What variables must be understood before you can select a method of visual correction?

First, S. Barry Eiden, O.D., presents the current trends in multifocal contact lenses. Its no surprise that the most popular lens right now is the soft, disposable multifocal lens, but what other solutions can be used? Dont forget about customized soft multifocal lenses, gas-permeable lenses or hybrid multifocal lenses, if they are the lenses that will make a difference for your patients. And, Dr. Eiden stresses, discuss the patients current correction and how satisfied he or she is with it. What is the patients goal? Be sure to work with the patient to achieve a level of correction that satisfies both the patient and you.

When it comes to ophthalmic lenses, Michael DiSanto, A.B.O.M., tells you how they can be customized exactly to your patients needs. What if the patient chooses a stylish, narrow frame? No problem. What if he or she spends a lot of time at the computer? No problem. What if the patient spends a lot of time outside, and needs a sun lens as well? No problem. And, he says, keep an eye on the rise of freeform technology. The performance record of these lenses will continue to revolutionize the industry, as well as presbyopic prescribing.

Like the progressive addition lens, intraocular lenses (IOLs) are going through an evolution of their own right now. And, exactly as with other types of correction, there are many options available when it comes to choosing an IOL to best fit each of your cataract patients. Kevin L. Waltz O.D., M.D., and Brenda J. Wahl, O.D., discuss some of the considerations that you need to keep in mind when recommending IOLs to patients, from ocular health to desired outcome.

Each patient that walks into your practice is uniqueand, of course this applies to presbyopic patients as well. Certain solutions will work best for certain patients. Are you willing to put in the effort to make your patients best match?

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Multiple Multifocal Lenses Make It Easy

By S. Barry Eiden, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Presbyopic Lenses: An Evolution or a Revolution?

By Michael DiSanto, A.B.O.M.


Take the Wavefront  View on IOLs 
By Kevin L. Waltz, O.D., M.D.,
and Brenda J. Wahl, O.D.

Vol. No: 145:12Issue: 12/15/2008