October 2013


Do Mobile Apps “Click” With Contact Lens Wearers?

Global smartphone uptake is rapidly growing, and consumers are turning to apps to improve daily life. But is there any place in this market for contact lens apps?

New Technologies that Won’t Leave You Out to Dry

Recent advances in dry eye technology are improving the accuracy of test results, while at the same simplifying and expediting the diagnosis of the disease.

What Do Consumers Want to Know About Contact Lens Safety?

Patients increasingly rely on the internet for answers about contact lens safety. But are they getting the right answers?


Derail Dropouts

Shedding Light on Pupil Size Dynamics

Pharmacologic pupil control can reduce visual fluctuation due to varying light levels, helping to keep affected patients wearing contact lenses.

Down on the Pharm

Ocular Drug Delivery — Pressing Forward

Iontophoresis offers a new, non-invasive way to administer medication in a safer, more efficient manner for chronic dry eye and anterior uveitis patients.


Living With the Microbial World

Our commensal creatures can overwhelm the eye’s defenses if left unattended.

Gas-Permeable Strategies

Using Soft Lenses to Help Our GP Patients

Lens wear modalities need not be an either/or proposition. A mix-and-match approach may be best in some cases.

Lens Care Update

Contact Lens Solutions 101

It’s important to sometimes step back and revisit the basics to better understand how solutions work, so that we can identify the appropriate options for each patient.


Do Smartphones Belong in the Exam Room?

Smartphones are now being used in the exam room as an affordable option for clinical photography.

In The News

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

Infrared Contact Lenses Used to Cheat Casino

Two poker players used infrared contact lenses to cheat casinos.

Long-term Fatty Acid Use Improves Dry Eye

Six months of supplemental use of gamma-linolenic acid and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids can help improve ocular irritation symptoms.

Out of the Box

Hear Ye, Hear Ye

Listen closely to your patients’ complaints for a more accurate diagnosis.