March 2021 Eyes/Optics

Anti-Fatigue Lenses and Online Learning: How It Impacts You

Kids are spending a lot of time on digital devices these days. That’s not some bitter Xennial pot-shot at the ubiquity of cell phones and tablets in the hands of kids from 18 down to three. Rather, it’s a simple statement of fact regarding the plight of a generation who’ve been handed the moniker Zoomers—that crop of kids who’re attending school in the age of COVID.
November 2020 Eyes/Optics

Optical Rock

I knew Andy Karp, Group Editor Lenses and Technology for Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine, was a musician, but I didn’t know the extent of his talents.
November 2020 Eyes/Optics

Necessity is the Father of Invention

What happens when someone who needs medically necessary scleral contact lenses loses the dexterity to insert and remove them? Why, he invents a robot to do it for him!
November 2020 Eyes/Optics

The New Normal

I get calls all day at work asking what our “new normal” is. Patients inquire about the length of exams, how to proceed when they arrive, anything that might have changed since COVID hit. 
October 2020 Eyes/Optics

Contact Lens Buffet

On October 1, the American Optometric Association (AOA) posted a notice about a recall of AquaSoft contact lenses by 1-800 CONTACTS. AquaSoft is the company’s private label brand, manufactured by Visco Technology in Malaysia.
October 2020 Eyes/Optics

Navigating Through the Fog

Thank you to our Ms. Specs readers who wrote in response to her columns on anti-fog techniques and requested more information about anti-fog products! 
October 2020 Eyes/Optics

IOT Free-form Insights Part 5 - Standard Versus Customized PAL's - Visual Perception and Wearer Satisfaction Rates Analyzed

Real people wear lenses and each one is a unique individual. Therefore, it is no surprise that in wearer trials, customized PALs were preferred over standard PALs.
October 2020 Eyes/Optics

PPG TRIBRID® Lens Material: Beautiful Soup

In Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, the Mock Turtle sings longingly of “Beautiful Soup.” There’s another ‘beautiful soup’ you should know about. It’s the chemical solution used to make ophthalmic lense
October 2020 Eyes/Optics

Your Lenses and Devices – Free and Clear with ZEISS Wipes and Spray

The smudge on your glasses is driving you nuts, so you dig into your pocket or purse for that trusty lens cloth. There it is – crumpled and dirty with a breath mint stuck to it.
October 2020 Eyes/Optics

Tricks for Vision Safety on Halloween

Halloween is just a few weeks away and to get in the mood, I watched the movie “Pay the Ghost” (If you haven’t seen it, I don’t recommend it for children!)