Contact Lenses

Spectacle Wear Increased, Contact Lens Wear Decreased Post COVID-19

Based on this finding, study suggests glasses may be preferred for screen time activities and CLs for mask wear.

Alcon Adds Multifocal Option to Total30 Line

The company says the new lens is designed to maintain hydration and comfort throughout a month of wear.

New Scleral Lens ‘Microvault’ Option for Hard-to-fit Eyes

The custom feature generates an area of lift specific to the unique contour of the patient’s sclera, the manufacturer says.

Boost Your First-fit Success Rates

Here’s how to prevent and address common reasons for dropout in new contact lens wearers.

Custom Soft Lenses for Irregular Astigmatism

Know when to consider this option for your patient’s corneas.

Understanding the Influence of Water Content in Soft Lenses

A deep dive into how the dual goals of comfort and safety, once at odds, have largely been tackled.

Smaller Back Optic Zone Ortho-K Lenses Lead to Slower Axial Elongation, Research Finds

While the effect was most significant during the first six months of treatment, it lasted over the two-year study period.

No Significant IOP Change in Found Scleral Contact Lens Wear

Study shows that properly fitted designs are likely safe in young adults without glaucoma.

Multifocal Contacts No Threat to Kids’ Accommodation

Though some effect was observed in a recent study, there were no untoward consequences long-term after four and a half years of wear.

Neighborhood-level Factors Might Impact Microbial Keratitis

Patients with this condition from areas with more socioeconomic disadvantages were shown to have higher odds of presenting BCVA worse than 20/40.

Upcoming Events

December 8-9, 2023

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Omni La Costa, Carlsbad, California
Program Chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert N. Weinreb, MD
Earn up to 12 LIVE COPE Credits (COPE Accreditation Pending)

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December 9-10, 2023

Retina Update 2023
Location: Omni La Costa, Carlsbad, California
Program Chairs: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO; Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO
Earn up to 11 LIVE COPE credits (COPE approval pending)

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December 14, 2023

Addressing a Major Gap in the Treatment of Dry Eye Disease
Location: Virtual
Presenters: April Jasper, OD, and Mitch Ibach, OD
Webinar: 10:00pm ET

Sponsored by Bausch + Lomb

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