September 2020 Eyes/Optics

“Leave Those Glasses On!”

That’s what Yankees teammates shouted to shortstop Gleyber Torres after he homered and drove in four runs to help the Yankees win over the Blue Jays September 9, while he was wearing sport glasses.
September 2020 Eyes/Optics

Virtual Learning and Vision

It’s clear that “back to school” has a very different meaning this year. U.S. News and World Report cited data from Education Week in reporting that 21 of the 25 biggest U.S. school districts are opting to go remote-learning-only this fall, with many others having hybrid (part virtual, part in-person) classes.
September 2020 Eyes/Optics

A Secret Weapon for Emmetropic Presbyopes

Some of our most challenging patients are those who had no need for vision correction until they became presbyopes. 
September 2020 Eyes/Optics

Registration Opens for the Virtual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit Series

Registration is now open for the Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit, a virtual event series that will examine how the COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping business, culture, and consumer attitudes.
August 2020 Eyes/Optics

The First COVID-19 Warning Came from an Ophthalmologist

While one would have expected a primary care or emergency room doctor to be the first to have warned about the virus that became known as COVID-19, the doctor who issued the first warning was an ophthalmologist.
August 2020 Eyes/Optics

2020 Has Been a Doozy of a Year!

I don’t know about you, but this is not at all what I had hoped for on New Year’s Eve, and I’d certainly go back to that night just to be able to hug people again. (I am a hugger; I miss that the most!!)
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.