June 2020 Business

No Ruler – No Gadgets – No Contact

When is a mirror more than a mirror? When it’s Spark Mi Up, a new device that allows ECPs to take all measurements for glasses in about 60 seconds with just a few clicks, from Shamir Insight Inc.
June 2020 Eyes/Optics

AMD Aptamer Treatment is Basis for COVID-19 Detection Device

An aptamer-based drug for the treatment of AMD has provided the basis for a COVID-19 detecting sensor. In 2004, the FDA approved Macugen Injection by EyeTech Pharmaceuticals for the treatment of wet AMD.
June 2020 Eyes/Optics

Hydroxychloroquine - Eye Health Risk

For years, eye doctors have been monitoring the eye health of patients who take Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and Aralen (chloroquine). They understand the drugs’ associated risks to eye health.
June 2020 Lenses

Creating Prism in a Stock Lens

Prism can be created in single vision lenses by manually decentering a single vision stock lens versus ordering the prism surfaced into a lens at a lab.
March 2020 Eyes/Optics

COVID-19 Safety for Eyecare Professionals

As COVID-19 (the Corona virus) continues to impact the global community, we want to update you on the steps to take to ensure safety for all eyecare professionals.
February 2020 Eyes/Optics

Eye, Brain, Migraine?

The visual cortex is the part of the cerebral cortex that receives and processes sensory nerve impulses from the eyes. It is located in the occipital lobe in the back of the brain.
January 2020 Eyes/Optics

Get Ready for February

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has designated February as Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness month. It’s time to get ready to educate your patients and get the word out about this devastating eye disease.  
December 2019 Eyes/Optics

Here’s to an Eye Healthy 2020!

Here it is, 2020! Instead of making resolutions I won’t keep, I always spend New Year’s Day making a calendar for the coming year.
December 2019 Eyes/Optics

In the Clinic Today: CHRPE and Myopic Degeneration

There are a few things that a clinician will see in practice on a day to day basis that will give you a shock; then once you get your thoughts together, you realize there’s not much you can do except to refer out for observation.
December 2019 Eyes/Optics

Safe Gift-giving

It’s fun to try to find the toy that will be a big hit with a special child. Some folks are secretly competitive with relatives and friends to find the toy that will leave the others in a pile of wrapping paper.