August 15, 2014


Annual Contact Lens Report

Essential Contact Lens Marketing Do's and Don'ts

Improve your patient satisfaction—and your bottom line—with these tips from contact lens marketing experts.

How to Fit More Daily Disposables

Half of my contact lens patients now wear daily disposables. The key is individualized presentation. Here's how I do it.

Learn to Be a Multifocal Mastermind

Our three experts address the 10 most basic challenges you'll face when prescribing multifocal contact lenses.

Take Stock of Your Contact Lens Inventory

Keeping lenses on hand offers patient convenience, but can it hurt a practice’s bottom line?

Case Report

The Damage Candida Can Do

Endogenous fungal endophthalmitis is a potentially blinding condition that requires prompt intervention.



Tips to Snare Patients

An outdoorsy magazine provides all the advice an optometrist needs. For example, watch where you point that loaded air-puff tonometer.

Clinical Quandaries

Ask About Steroids, Not Stress

If you suspect central serous, forget Type A personality. Instead, ask about steroids for arthritis, asthma, tennis elbow—even hemorrhoids.

Coding Connection

Make Your Specialty Pay

A specialty contacts practice can insulate you from the commodity-based mindset of disposable lenses.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

A Corneal Conundrum

Are these post-LASIK complications clinically distinct entities, or a continuum?

Diagnostic Quiz

The Antibiotic Didn't Work

How would you treat this patient?

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

What to Say About Alzheimer's

How do you respond to the glaucoma patient’s question: ‘Can you see Alzheimer’s in my eyes?’

News Review

Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma Has an Inflammatory Mechanism

Researchers have found acute angle-closure glaucoma is an inflammatory disease.

In The News

The latest industry news.

One Injection of FGF1 Protein Stops Diabetes in its Tracks

A single injection of the protein FGF1 is enough to restore blood sugar levels to a healthy range for more than two days in mice with diabetes.

Senate Subcommittee Questions Contact Lens Pricing, Competition

The US Senate questioned the impact of unilateral pricing policies on contact lens prices.

Sjögren’s: Plaquenil is No Better Than Placebo

Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil, Sanofi-Aventis) therapy is no better than placebo in patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome.

Techniques Detect Early Alzheimer's in the Eye

Amyloid-beta, a key player in Alzheimer's, can be found during eye exams.


Making Contact

If your contact lens practice is idling, educating patients on the value of lens wear will allow you to put the pedal to the metal.

Product Review

Product Review

The latest in industry products.

Retina Quiz

More Questions Than Answers

This patient’s ocular history was extensive and downright perplexing. Could a cataract complication somehow affect his posterior pole?

Surgical Minute

No Drops Required

Transzonular drug delivery during cataract surgery is a safe, convenient way to quash concerns about postoperative drug compliance.

Therapeutic Review

A Natural Alternative to Drugs

When ocular inflammation is too severe to manage with NSAIDs or steroids alone, consider an amniotic membrane graft.