With so many styles, shapes and colors available in eyewear, sometimes it’s easy to overlook the details that make up the frame’s foundation, such as its materials. This month, 20/20 digs into the composition of a frame’s anatomy and how it ranks among independent eyecare professionals with our Materials MarketPulse Survey conducted by Jobson Optical Research. The study surveyed 318 qualified respondents at independent optical locations in August 2021.
The first time we see many patients is when they finally decide that their arms are too short for reading. We then have to discuss the dreaded words bifocals, reading glasses or progressives. Often, the discussion is met with resistance and depression – “I guess I’m getting old.” But what if there were a solution as easy as a once-a-day eye drop that would improve near vison? It’s a good bet patients would jump at it, and now they can. In late October, Vuity from Allergan was FDA approved as the first eye drop to improve near and intermediate vision.
“I NEED HELP! My ABO (or NCLE) is coming up and I’m freaking out! Can anyone offer any secrets on what to expect, or how to pass?” You hear this cry for help on any given day on social media. I am going to clarify a few things about the exams and their purpose. While the following organizations offer a variety of different exams, I will be discussing the basic certifications. Please visit www.ABO-NCLE.org for a comprehensive overview of the basic and advanced certifications.
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