April 2013


Bending the Curve: How to Improve Toric Lens Success

Despite an abundance of options on the market, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find the right fit for your astigmatic patient.

Clamp Down on CLPC

When patients complain of recent-onset lens discomfort, lift their lids to check for this surprisingly persistent menace.

Scleral Lenses: An Overlooked Fix for Dry Eye?

In addition to treating corneal irregularities, the scleral lens’s tear reservoir may also effectively relieve dry eye.

Soft Lenses for Irregular Corneas: Yes, We Can!

For patients with high levels of astigmatism and keratoconus, the go-to GP lenses may not always solve the problem. Here are three soft lens options to consider.


Derail Dropouts

A New Twist on Correcting Astigmatism

When soft toric and large-diameter GP lenses fail, it may be time to consider sclerals.

Down on the Pharm

When ‘Collateral Damage’ Strikes the Cornea

Drugs that combat systemic diseases can often afflict the cornea with side effects that mirror other disease symptoms. Here are a few to watch for.


The Doctor’s New Digital Assistant

Practitioners and patients alike are continuously connected to the digital world. How can eye care practitioners take advantage?

Gas-Permeable Strategies

My Son the Myope—And What I Did About It

The research supporting orthokeratology lenses for myopia control grows stronger every day. When do we introduce this option to our patients?

Lens Care Update

SiHy Challenges FDA Solution Testing

A new subdivision separating silicone hydrogels into their own lens category is the first step in addressing the need to test solutions with lenses.


In the News

Here is a snapshot of what is happening in the industry.

Out of the Box

Will Contacts Go the Way of Kodak Film?

By taking the time to properly define your business, you can better adjust your practice to adapt to changing market trends.