February 2016


Artificial Tears: Looking Beneath the Surface

These seemingly simple drops are more complex than you think. Do you know what's in them?

Forward Thinking: Where Can New Lenses Lead Your Practice?

From sclerals to daily disposables and tinted lenses, new designs can add to your practice if you're willing to change your mindset.

Putting it On the Map: Fitting Rigid Lenses Using Corneal Topography

Familiarizing yourself with corneal mapping can lead to more success with your GP contact lens patients.

Reality Check: How FDA Testing Falls Short

Outdated FDA protocols don't account for real-world usage, newer lens materials and virulent organisms. Proposed updates could bring big changes.


Corneal Consult

The Case of the Finicky Fungus

Treating with antibacterial drugs can be tempting when presented with an acute infection. First make sure the agent matches the organism.

My Perspective

This Year, Strive to Avoid Stress

If you are like most of us, decreasing tension in 2016 is a laudable New Years' resolution.


Corneal Diameter Affects Postoperative Astigmatism

Researchers indicate a new factor to consider prior to surgery.

In Brief

Here's a snapshot of what's happening in the industry.

Lipid-binding Differences Noted

Cholesterol deposition could affect contact lens wear.

Out of the Box

What's in a Name?

Even the smallest changes in how your staff members present themselves to patients can have the biggest impact.

Pharma Science & Practice

Dextenza on Deck

Could the latest approach to steroid therapy conquer noncompliance once and for all?

Practice Progress

Solution Savers

Lens care can make or break the contact lens experience for patients. Here's how to tip the odds in favor of success.

The GP Experts

Good Chemistry

Are you up to date on pairing GP lenses and solutions? Here's a look at what makes a perfect match.