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“What contact lens do you wear?” “I’m not sure …. one that’s made for monthly wear.  Acuvue I think…” While in the past, this conversation would have had a similar effect to what I imagine a microscopic drill tunneling it’s way through my browbone must feel like, the last few months have seen a remarkable improvement to the development of my premature forehead furrows. Finally, I have an argument free solution for all those happy Acuvue wearers that need a

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Dr. Whitney Hauser

If you were putting together a Who’s Who list of optometric leaders in ocular surface disease, Dr. Whitney Hauser would undoubtedly make the cut. In addition to masterminding the launch of the TearWell Advanced Dry Eye Treatment Center at the Southern College of Optometry where students get dedicated ocular surface disease clinical hours, she launches the new ECP focused educational website Dry Eye Coach this Fall. The concept behind her latest venture is novel: short videos recorded by the leading

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This week Darryl and Jenn break down the biggest stories in optometry, from the newest smartphone-based refractive technologies irresponsibly advertising the chance to skip a doctor’s visit to the ongoing saga of healthcare access at the VA.  A quick glance of tech journal headlines shows you how the general public views refractive tech: “This Phone-Powered Vision Test Can Replace Your Eye Doctor” reports engadget.com. The SVOne Enterprise app featured in the article advertises itself as a 5

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Article One. Cause driven, champion designs and advocates for Optometry. Article One provides a refreshing new dimension to the optometric world. The Flint, Michigan based brand was created by Wes Stoody. Wes’s vision is to create thoughtful designs with proponents of complete brand transparency all while giving credit to craftsmen, supporting small business and giving back to our community. Defocus Media recently had the opportunity to learn more about the exceptional brand. In our interview

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Unique, vibrant colorways and immaculately engineered, Kirk & Kirk Eyewear’s innovative and abstract thinking has disrupted the optical industry. The British eyewear brand is ran by the dynamite duo, Jason and Karen Kirk. The two have mastered the art of creating unique eyewear that people love. Each design embodies intricate detail and is composed of acrylic material. Kirk & Kirk eyewear is comprised of 3 collections; Vivarium, Solarium and Kaleidoscope. Each collection is unique but

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Back in 2013 contact lens wearers worldwide rejoiced as they entered a new stratosphere of all-day comfort with Alcon’s introduction of Dailies Total 1.  Three years later, presbyopes are finally able to enjoy the technological breakthrough of a water gradient lens as Dailies Total 1 Multifocal hits the market. Today’s podcast guest is the Director of Clinical and Professional Support at Alcon, Dr. Carla Mack.  She’s sharing the keys to becoming a successful presbyopic contact

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Oliver Goldsmith. A story of rich heritage and history. Quality designs with mastery of elegance, strategically engineered for comfort. The Oliver Goldsmith brand has thrived for almost a century. The eye catching eyewear and business acumen have laid the foundation for many eyewear designers across the world. The British eyewear brand is synonymous with stars and style. Oliver Goldsmith has been worn by the likes of Princess Diana, Peter Sellers, the Princess of Monaco and Gary

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August 9th was a tough day. Has someone you looked up to ever let you down? Of course,that’s like a requirement of growing up.  At 31 it’s happened many times in my life, personally and professionally.  As a female optometrist, I’ve been fortunate to have been mentored by a number of incredible women.  One of them is Dr. Tanya Gill.  When I first met her earlier this year I was inspired by her successful private practice, her amazing social media

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A few weeks ago we got the not so surprising news that Opternative, the online refraction technology that’s seen significant legal battles over the past few months, is now partnering with 1-800 Contacts to offer online contact lens prescription services.  Not a surprise that a partnership would blossom between these two companies since they seemingly share a desire to avoid patients entering a doctor’s office at all, but still, I have to admit when I

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Today we will launch our first podcast at 8:30 pm EST time. Our first guest is Vitor Pamplona of EyeNetra. Tune in as we ask Vitor all the tough questions and to learn more about what EyeNetra brings to the table for our profession. Please be sure to join the movement and subscribe to our podcast.

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