August 15, 2015


Annual Contact Lens Report

On the Up and Up: Growing the Contact Lens Practice

Preventing contact lens dropout is only half the battle.

Real-World Factors That Affect Contact Lens Success

Our patients are suffering from reduced comfort, but they don’t have to. Teach them how small lifestyle changes can produce big results.

The Science of Contact Lens Discomfort

Here’s what’s happening behind the scenes of your patient’s discomfort—and what you can do about it.

Yes, Dry Eye Patients Can Wear Contacts

Ocular surface compromise is historically a contraindication, but evidence shows technology is turning that old wisdom on its head.


Ocular Signs of Neurofibromatosis

Patients with this rare genetic abnormality struggle with a variety of eye health issues.

Office Design

2015 Office Design Contest

Your efficient––and jazzy––new office design could be a winner. Enter today!

Optometric Study Center

Anterior Uveitis: The Unusual Suspects

A systemic infection might be the cause of your patient’s isolated anterior uveitis. Here’s what to look for.

Vision Expo

Vision Expo West: A CE Jackpot in Vegas

Optometrists will gather to catch up on the latest in contact lens care, glaucoma, anterior segment and so much more.



Today’s Special: Tapas

Don’t judge a meal by one bad dish—and the same goes for the profession, because there’s a lot more on the table for optometry these days.

Clinical Quandaries

Drops are On the Rise

With higher prices and a dwindling supply, some ophthalmic preparations are more in demand than ever.

Coding Connection

When Contact Lens Patients Become Medical Patients

Coding visits for end-of-day contact lens discomfort is easier than you think—just follow medical practice guidelines.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Drug of Choice

Is there a preferred topical antibiotic to use with a bandage contact lens?

Diagnostic Quiz

Postoperative Rise in Pressure

A patient underwent glaucoma surgery, and follow up revealed a problem.

Focus on Refraction

Axis of Evil

Are you making cylinder selection harder than it needs to be?

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

A Tale of Two Troubles

Two noncompliant glaucoma patients on the same day; how do you approach the situations?

Letters to the Editor

Was This Oak Hollow?

Readers share their thoughts on recent articles and columns.

News Review

Brien Holden, Vision Pioneer, Passes

The profession will miss the most influential optometrist of our generation.

Eye Drops: The Future of Cataract Treatment?

Lanosterol can dissolve the protein buildup that causes cataracts.

Gene Therapy Helps Visual Processing

Researchers better understand how the pathways in the brain recover with gene therapy.

In the News

Here is a snapshot of what's happening in the profession.

The Dangers of Eyelid Tattooing

New research suggests it induces meibomian gland loss and tear film instability.


Brien’s Song

The legendary Brien Holden devoted his life to the advancement of eye care.

Product Review

Product Review

A look at some of the latest product offerings in eye care.

Retina Quiz

20/20, But Not Okie Dokie

A patient’s blurry vision and field loss indicates an underlying condition.

Surgical Minute

Transplants, Transformed

DMEK, the latest iteration of posterior lamellar keratoplasty, might be the best solution for your patient’s endothelial dysfunction.

Therapeutic Review

The Lasting Legacy of Herpes Zoster

Post-herpetic neuralgia is a painful—but preventable—condition.

Urgent Care

Is HELP on the Way?

Knowing the signs of infection can help minimize the risk of blebitis progressing to bleb-related endophthalmitis after glaucoma filtering surgery.