Contact Lenses

OCT-A Finds Vessel Density Increase in Overnight Lens Wearers

Researchers recommend evaluating initial changes in limbal vasculature before contact use leads to further complications.

Warby Parker’s New App Expands to Contact Lens Prescriptions

The company’s latest iPhone vision test aims to grab the low-hanging fruit—refills for healthy wearers of spherical lenses.

Antimicrobial CLs Cut Infection Rates by at Least Half

All gram-positive bacteria were susceptible to etafilcon A extended wear lenses infused with Mel4 peptide.

Silver Nanoparticles Reduce Acanthamoeba Risk

When added to some contact lens solutions, they reduced amoebic activity by up to 27%, study finds.

Sclerals Show Promise in Treating Infectious Keratitis

Adding moxifloxacin to the lens reservoir could represent an effective alternative to drops, study reports.

Keratoconus Patients With Diabetes or Depression More Likely to Receive Keratoplasty

Those with access to specialty contact lens fitting, by contrast, were able to put off surgery longer than others.

YouTube Contact Lens Videos Earn Mixed Reviews

Those from universities and occupational organizations received the best scores.

Multifocals Better Tolerated than Single Vision for Myopia Control

Three lenses tested resulted in reduced contrast sensitivity compared with spherical correction.

Patient and Parent Compliance Crucial to Pediatric Scleral Lens Wear

Young age shouldn’t necessarily be a contraindication to use, researchers say.

New CL Verification Bill Seeks to Quash Robocall Loopholes

Backed by the AOA, the pending legislation would also require online sellers to use direct communication to verify the Rx.

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September 21, 2021

Understanding Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema
Location: Virtual Event
Speakers: Jeffry Gerson, OD, FAAO and David RP. Almeida, MD, MBA, PhD
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September 30, 2021

Early Identification and Timely Referral
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October 14, 2021

Treatment Option for Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema
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Speakers: Mark T. Dunbar, OD, FAAO and Lloyd Clark, MD
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