November 2010


Think Beyond Starter Kits: Redefining Your Business Model

By controlling where your patients buy their solutions, you can better encourage patient compliance.

One Drop Can Make a World of Difference

Altering the treatment plan for viral conjunctivitis patients minimizes pain and discomfort often experienced with betadine drops.

Bio-inspiration: From the Gecko to the Human Eye

How will nature influence the eye care industry and clinical practice?

Get Involved in Clinical Research

Participating in clinical studies can be extremely rewarding, but how do you prepare your practice to get started in clinical research?

Nanotechnology Applications for the Eye

ARVO abstracts on drug delivery using contact lenses, drug sensing devices and gene therapy are replete with nanotech applications for the anterior segment.


Derail Dropouts

The Role of Punctal Occlusion In Your Practice

For those uncomfortable with their contact lenses, punctal occlusion can be a viable option.

Down on the Pharm

Generics in the Mix

As generics become more common, both doctors and patients need to remain diligent when reviewing prescribed medications.


To Culture or Not to Culture

While microbial keratitis is predominantly treated empirically, culturing and sensitivity testing is becoming an alternative in certain cases.

Gas-Permeable Strategies

Tackle Comfort Issues in GP Wearers

What are the major causes of discomfort in GP lens wear—and how can you keep these patients happy?

Lens Care Update

The Lens Wearer's Cheat Sheet

Here’s a list of dos and don’ts that you can use with your patients to promote safe and comfortable lens wear.

Naked Eye

Dietary Supplements—The Good, the Bad and the Questionable

When it comes to buying dietary supplements, there is more to labels than meets the eye.


In the News

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

Out of the Box

A Solo Gig vs. a Perfect Partnership

If you’re thinking about expanding your practice by bringing in a partner, weigh all your options carefully.

What's the Solution?