Bausch + Lomb launches Zen multifocal scleral lens

January 28, 2019
Bausch + Lomb introduced the Zen multifocal scleral lens for presbyopia. Zen multifocal scleral lenses will allow eye care professionals to fit…

Contamac launches high-oxygen GP contact lens

January 25, 2019
Contamac announced the launch of Optimum Infinite, a gas permeable contact lens material with a higher combination of oxygen permeability and…

In the Journals

Age, degree of myopia, axial elongation associated with myopic maculopathy

January 24, 2019
Researchers found that the development of myopic maculopathy in high myopia is associated with older age, higher myopic spherical equivalence and…

SightGlass Vision begins trial of novel eyeglasses to control myopia

January 24, 2019
SightGlass Vision announced that it is enrolling children in the U.S. and Canada for its clinical trial, CYPRESS, which will evaluate myopia control…

In the Journals

Computer workers prefer PALs over general-purpose lenses

January 23, 2019
Most workers studied who use visual display units preferred the use of computer-specific progressive-addition lenses over general purpose lenses. The…

New myopia task force to establish care protocol

January 17, 2019
Essilor announced its establishment of the Myopia Taskforce to create a recommended and preferred method for comprehensive myopia care as part of the…

Sankaridurg named head of Global Myopia Centre

January 16, 2019
Professor Padmaja Sankaridurg has been appointed head of the Global Myopia Centre at the Brien Holden Vision Institute. “Professor…

Commentary

Optometrists must advocate for comprehensive eye exams for all children

Primary Care Optometry News, January 2019
Samuel D. Pierce, OD
A child comes to my office for their first eye examination, not as part of their health routine but because the child has been having issues at…

How to find the best technology for your practice

Primary Care Optometry News, January 2019
Bryan M. Rogoff, OD, MBA, CPHM, FAAO
Upgrading your practice with the latest and greatest clinical technology is exciting, but it is also hard work. As a practice development consultant…

Eye-tracking technology helps patients, builds practices

Primary Care Optometry News, January 2019
Adam Clarin, OD
When I joined my father’s well-established primary care practice, eye tracking was one of the first new technology offerings I added to help…

In the Journals

Study found amblyopia affects children’s self-perception

January 15, 2019
Children with amblyopia have a lower self-perception of scholastic, social and athletic competence, associated with lower reading speed and…

In the Journals

Study estimates productivity loss from global burden of myopia

January 11, 2019
Visual impairment due to uncorrected myopia leads to an estimated global productivity loss of approximately $250 billion per year, with the greatest…

Advanced technologies improve success with multifocal contacts

January 8, 2019
by Jennifer A. Dattolo, OD, FCOVD It’s a surprising statistic and, unfortunately, one eye care professionals know all too well. Many of…

BLOG: Improving peripheral vision could help prevent sports injuries

January 4, 2019
by Alex Andrich, OD, FCOVD During periods of stress, the sympathetic nervous system automatically narrows the range of perceptual inputs to…

Meeting News

Expert panel shares latest in myopia control research

December 20, 2018
Global authorities in myopia management shared the latest research and efforts to manage the growing prevalence of myopia, here at a…

AOA: Fee schedule affirms importance of comprehensive eye exams

December 18, 2018
CMS published its final rule for Medicare’s 2019 Physician Fee Schedule, and “the American Optometric Association and affiliates left…

Meeting News

New global coalition tackles myopia awareness

December 17, 2018
SAN ANTONIO – Ophthalmic organizations and industry convened here at the American Academy of Optometry meeting to discuss a collaborative…

BLOG: Why ‘minimal brain dysfunction’ is making a comeback

December 14, 2018
by Leonard J. Press, OD, FAAO, FCOVD In the 1960s and 1970s, the term “minimal brain dysfunction” was coined by psychiatrist Richard A…

Letters to the Editor

All children deserve comprehensive exams

Primary Care Optometry News, December 2018
To the Editor: I read Dr. Suh’s article in the October 2018 issue of PCON (“Results with photoscreener shown comparable to…

OrCam artificial vision adds voice commands

December 13, 2018
OrCam Technologies Ltd. introduced voice commands for the OrCam MyEye 2 and OrCam MyReader 2 artificial vision devices as part of its latest software…