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Become educated, connected when starting a specialty contact lens practice

September 18, 2014

LAS VEGAS – “There is nothing more rewarding than doing specialty contact lenses,” Jeffrey Sonsino, OD, FAAO, said here at Vision Expo West.

“However, you need to have a genuine interest in doing this before pursuing it,” he added. Sonsino told attendees at the Global Contact Lens Forum that 75% of his patients are now specialty lens patients, after he decided to focus his Nashville private practice on specialty lenses just 9 months ago.

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VEW presenter urges fellow ODs to grow their contact lens practices

September 18, 2014
LAS VEGAS – Of the 94 million patients with myopia in the U.S., only 38 million wear contact lenses, according to Scot Morris, OD.Morris’ presentation opened…
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Morris outlines growth potential for contact lenses

September 18, 2014
Scot Morris, OD, said there is “huge potential” for growth in the contact lens practice. He recommended asking all patients if they have considered contact…
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Rumpakis discusses financial impact of contact lens dropouts

September 18, 2014
John Rumpakis, OD, MBA, detailed the effect of contact lens dropout on a practice’s bottom line. The average practice has 34% of its total patients in contact…
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Morris outlines growth potential for contact lenses

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Become educated, connected when starting a specialty contact lens practice

September 18, 2014
LAS VEGAS – “There is nothing more rewarding than doing specialty contact lenses,” Jeffrey Sonsino, OD, FAAO, said here at Vision…
Meeting News Coverage

VEW presenter urges fellow ODs to grow their contact lens practices

September 18, 2014
LAS VEGAS – Of the 94 million patients with myopia in the U.S., only 38 million wear contact lenses, according to Scot Morris, OD.Morris’…
Video

Morris outlines growth potential for contact lenses

September 18, 2014
Scot Morris, OD, said there is “huge potential” for growth in the contact lens practice. He recommended asking all patients if they have…
figure Video

Rumpakis discusses financial impact of contact lens dropouts

September 18, 2014
John Rumpakis, OD, MBA, detailed the effect of contact lens dropout on a practice’s bottom line. The average practice has 34% of its total…
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PCON to post daily coverage from Vision Expo West

September 16, 2014
Starting Thursday, Healio.com/Optometry, the online home of Primary Care Optometry News, will feature live reports from the Vision Expo West…

New 'smartwatch' creates need for 'smartvision'

September 12, 2014
How cool is this? A watch that allows you to send and receive SMS messages, view photos and process emails? After Apple’s announcement, tapping…
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Need increases to educate patients, offer protection against blue light

Primary Care Optometry News, September 2014
Eye care providers have been helping patients protect their eyes from ultraviolet light for decades. More recently, blue light has also been proven…
In the Journals

Study: Short-term miniscleral contact lens wear does not induce corneal edema

September 10, 2014
Patients who wear miniscleral contact lenses may experience minor corneal shape changes, but not significant corneal edema, according to a study…
In the Journals

Hyaluronic acid useful in drug-releasing lenses

September 9, 2014
The addition of hyaluronic acid increased drug loading and release mass in silicone hydrogel contact lenses, according to a study recently published…

VisionWatch: Harsh winter affected eye wear sales

September 5, 2014
According to a survey compiled by VisionWatch, optical and eye wear sales in the eastern U.S. saw a notable negative impact as a result of the…
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