PCON Reports

Our reporters delve into controversial issues facing the profession.

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Clinicians agree quality of life is a vital part of comprehensive glaucoma care

Primary Care Optometry News, August 2015
Most eye care providers agree that the goal of glaucoma care is to sustain a patient’s quality of life by preserving vision, and some also…
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Market for daily disposable contact lenses increases

Primary Care Optometry News, July 2015
Optometrists are reporting that daily disposable contact lenses are becoming more and more mainstream, largely due to positive patient feedback. At…
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Eye proves to be a key component of effective concussion diagnosis, treatment

Primary Care Optometry News, June 2015
The eye and the visual system have become a focus in methods to assess, diagnose, treat and manage concussions, and continued research has…
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Intense pulsed light effective for dry eye, MGD, studies show

Primary Care Optometry News, May 2015
Researchers and experienced eye care providers are supporting the use of intense pulsed light to treat patients with meibomian gland dysfunction and…
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Eye care providers prefer branded to generic glaucoma drugs

Primary Care Optometry News, April 2015
Representing nearly 80% of prescriptions filled in the U.S., generic medications play a large role in the lives of health care providers and patients…
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LASIK patients report high satisfaction rate in FDA outcomes study

Primary Care Optometry News, February 2015
After nearly 2 decades of clinical application in the U.S., LASIK has achieved high success and satisfaction rates, according to studies performed by…
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Increasing prevalence of myopia underscores need for control

Primary Care Optometry News, January 2015
The incidence of myopia has increased significantly over the past several decades, according to several researchers and presenters who discussed the…
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Experts support development of efficacy standards for Acanthamoeba testing

Primary Care Optometry News, December 2014
Most eye care providers still remember the 2007 Acanthamoeba keratitis outbreak in contact lens wearers. Concern has grown among practitioners over…
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Experts agree on need to standardize testing for contact lens products

Primary Care Optometry News, November 2014
Most scientific experts concur that existing testing methods for contact lenses and solutions should be reviewed. In September, the U.S. Food and…
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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…