Meeting News

Essilor introduces refraction technology, advanced photochromic

March 22, 2019
NEW YORK – Essilor of America launched two major products in the categories of refraction and photochromic lenses at a press conference held…

In the JournalsPerspective

Micromonovision with increased spherical aberration effective for presbyopia

March 21, 2019
Presbyopic LASIK with micromonovision and aspheric aberration patterns was proven safe and effective in a study, with no reduction of stereopsis and…

In the JournalsPerspective

Study shows positive trend in ability to afford eyeglasses in US

March 20, 2019
Data analysis of a large survey suggests that Americans have experienced less difficulty affording eyeglasses since 2014, possibly due to the…

In the JournalsPerspective

Monocular, binocular astigmatism affect contrast sensitivity differently

March 19, 2019
Monocular astigmatism does not affect binocular contrast sensitivity in the same way binocular astigmatism does, according to a study. Eighteen…

BLOG: To toric or not to toric?

March 18, 2019
This post will expand on the topic of corneal toricity introduced in last month’s entry. Astigmatism can be a source of confusion for our…

Innovega develops contact lens for near-eye displays

March 18, 2019
Innovega Inc. announced the development of iOptik technology to manage vergence-accommodation conflict that causes discomfort and visual fatigue when…

BLOG: Sports vision crossovers in new technology

March 15, 2019
by Charles Shidlofsky, OD, FCOVD In part 1…

Letters to the Editor

Vision screening for all kids, exams for those in need

Primary Care Optometry News, March 2019
To the Editor: While debate on mandating comprehensive eye exams for children is welcome, I find the January commentary on this topic by Dr. Pierce…

From The Editor

Take an active approach to fall prevention

Primary Care Optometry News, March 2019
Michael D. DePaolis, OD, FAAO
Falls happen. They are an inevitable part of life. Simply watch an infant take their first step or a highly skilled athlete on the field of play, and…

Letters to the Editor

Dr. Pierce responds:

Primary Care Optometry News, March 2019
These statements miss the point that many children in the U.S. are living with significant psychosocial adversity, are socially isolated and are…

Blog

BLOG: IOL state of the union

March 4, 2019
In this column, I continue to review and highlight current and emerging trends in cataract surgery. Improvements in IOL technology —…

Meeting News

RightEye introduces test for functional vision

March 4, 2019
NEW ORLEANS – RightEye launched the Functional Vision EyeQ for measuring dynamic vision skills, here at SECO. RightEye chief marketing…

BLOG: New technology for concussion and visual function

March 1, 2019
by Charles Shidlofsky, OD, FCOVD We are fortunate that new technology is lowering the barriers to testing and treating patients with brain injuries…

Meeting News

COVD, NORA issue call-to-action for optometric rehab in patients with TBI

February 26, 2019
NEW ORLEANS – The College of Optometrists in Vision Development and the Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association issued a joint…

Meeting News

Alcon GM looks forward to flexibility after spinoff

February 21, 2019
NEW ORLEANS – “We’re excited to be independent so we can focus on eye care,” Eric Bruno, Alcon’s general manager of…

At Issue

Customize contact lens choice for patients with presbyopia and astigmatism

Primary Care Optometry News, February 2019
S. Barry Eiden, OD, FAAO, FSLS: Contact lens management of presbyopia is both rewarding and challenging at the same time. As with all contact lens…

At Issue

Communication essential when addressing astigmatism and cataract surgery

Primary Care Optometry News, February 2019
Brooks Alldredge, OD, FAAO: The first question to answer is how important it is to each individual patient to wear eyeglasses as little as possible…

BLOG: Vision therapy myth-busting

February 15, 2019
by Cathy Stern, OD, FCSO, FCOVD, FNORA The field of neuro-optometric rehabilitation and vision therapy is rapidly expanding in response to new…

In the Journals

Study shows blue light filters do not reduce digital eye strain symptoms

February 15, 2019
A study published in Optometry and Vision Science concluded that blue light filters are no more effective at reducing the symptoms of digital…

In the Journals

Study shows efficacy of low-dose atropine to prevent myopia progression

February 12, 2019
Low-concentration atropine eye drops showed efficacy in reducing myopia progression with no adverse effect on vision-related quality of life in a…