Vision Expo West

Healio brings you the highlights from Vision Expo West. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from VEW, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.
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Speaker: Sunlight affects only initial development of myopia

September 22, 2016
LAS VEGAS – Jeffrey Cooper, OD, said when he finished optometry school, two camps of myopia development existed – genetic or…
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VIDEO: New instrument combines OCT, retinal camera

September 21, 2016
LAS VEGAS – Topcon’s 3D OCT-1 Maestro is a recently approved combination OCT and retinal camera that is extremely automated, according to…
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VIDEO: Prevalence of blepharitis high in OD practice

September 20, 2016
LAS VEGAS – “If blepharitis isn’t something you’re looking for, you really need to,” Scott Schachter, OD, said. Of…
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VIDEO: MyVisionPod to move into corporate locations

September 19, 2016
LAS VEGAS – MyVisionPod, a remote refraction system, has been in prototype for the past year, according to President Hal Wilson. In November…
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VIDEO: Recognize value of telehealth in eye care

September 16, 2016
LAS VEGAS – “Telehealth is permeating all of health care, and eye care is no different,” Aaron Dallek, CEO and co-founder of…
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VIDEO: Speaker – There is a difference in generic medications

September 16, 2016
LAS VEGAS – Eric Schmidt, OD, cautions practitioners about substituting branded medications for generics. “There truly is a difference…
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Accept every patient as a contact lens wearer, industry leaders say

September 16, 2016
LAS VEGAS – “We haven’t scratched the surface of the contact lens market,” moderator Scot Morris, OD, said during the Global…
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VIDEO: OD finds success with supplement containing omega-3, omega-6

September 15, 2016
LAS VEGAS – Whitney Hauser, OD, discusses how she’s using HydroEye (ScienceBased Health) in her practice. She said the supplement…
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VIDEO: Expand your services with point-of-care testing

September 15, 2016
LAS VEGAS – John Rumpakis, OD, MBA, said point-of-care testing will become more important in optometry, providing a valuable service to…
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VIDEO: Explore ocular surface in patients with visual complaints

September 15, 2016
LAS VEGAS – Marc R. Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO, said he looks at each patient using an artificial tear to determine why and aggressively examines…