June 2012


Contact Lens Prescribing: USA vs. the World

A look at how contact lens prescribing in the United States compares with other world markets.

Keeping Up with Technology: Old vs. New

Practitioners will find that new does not always mean better when it comes to technology.

Are Phospholipids the Critical Ingredient?

Anionic phospholipids can enhance lipid layer thickness and help patients find relief from dry eye.

Four Reasons to Stop Polishing Rigid Lenses

Polishing can harm optics, wettability, efficiency and profitability.

The Mystery of MGD

In only two years, we have already gained a more refined understanding of meibomian gland dysfunction and dry eye.


Derail Dropouts

Repurposing the Office Topographer

By being creative with our existing technology, practitioners have more ways to improve lens wear and decrease dropouts.

Down on the Pharm

Are Four Weeks Better Than Two?

Here is a review of the literature and compliance studies regarding the two replacement modalities.


Redux: Corticosteroids and Bacterial Keratitis

New research suggests that the role of topical corticosteroids in the presence of bacterial keratitis is still partially undetermined.

Gas-Permeable Strategies

Dealing with Degenerations

There are innovative and novel ways to use GP lenses when treating nodular corneal degeneration.

Lens Care Update

Get Charged Up: A New Lubricating Drop

Retaine MGD is the first available cationic emulsion technology on the market.

Naked Eye

Pre-Surgical Steps for Your Patient

By addressing ocular surface disease in pre-operative patients, you can pave the way for a smooth surgery.


In the News

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

Out of the Box

The Case for Eyeglasses

You know your contact lens-wearing patients need up-to-date eyeglass prescriptions. Do they?

What's the Solution?