August 15, 2017


Contact Lenses

Choosing the Right Contact Lens Modality

From daily disposables and two-week replacement to monthlies, options abound. How do doctors approach the decision today?

Mapping Out Corneal Topography

Understanding the ins and outs of corneal imaging will help you better manage contact lens patients in your practice.

The Right Fit for the Irregular Cornea: Smooth Things Over with Scleral Lenses

New scleral designs can help patients with irregular corneas stay happy and healthy in contact lenses.

Today’s Contact Lens Materials and Designs

Understanding the makeup of these devices can help ODs select the right option for each patient.


Horner’s Syndrome: A Positive Apraclonidine Test—Now What?

Diagnosis isn’t the challenge—finding the cause is.

Optometric Study Center

Time to Update Your Plaquenil Screening Protocols

The sooner you diagnose hydroxychloroquine-induced macular toxicity, the better, and new guidelines can help.



Put on Your Thinking Cap

You’ve gotta write those great ideas down—that’s the only reason I’m not a billionaire.

Clinical Quandaries

Buried and Benign

Drusen can be associated with field loss. Does this justify lowering IOP? The literature offers no recourse.

Coding Connection

Coding Long-term Medications

Understanding the fundamentals is key to a long and happy life of reimbursement.

Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

A Growing Concern

New data shows that multifocal contact lenses may help to curtail myopia progression. But at what age should it be considered?

Diagnostic Quiz

Focus on Refraction

Amblyopia: Ditch the Patch

Research argues in favor of binocular approaches.

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

Watching for Change Over Time

An 82-year-old patient returns to the clinic after a long hiatus. Can we pick up where we left off?

News Review

News Review

FDA Regulations | Neuropathy | Conjunctivitis | Diabetic Retinopathy


A Word on DEWS II

Go ahead and call it a watershed, a landmark or a sea change—or even a new paradigm. It deserves it.

Retina Quiz

Land of Confusion

A young patient’s vision is worsening. Can you identify the cause?

Surgical Minute

A New Era of Refractive Surgery

The recently approved SMILE provides a much-needed update to an already popular surgical procedure.

Therapeutic Review

Disc Hemorrhage Blues

Develop the skills to navigate this complication for glaucoma patients.

Through My Eyes

Lenses for Life

A wellness approach may finally be the answer to contact lens dropout.

Urgent Care

Wrenching Up the Socket

ODs can help patients with orbital fracture through prompt diagnosis, prophylactic treatment and timely referral.