Saturday, January 19, 2019

Weekly social media roundup.

Note to self: Vitaros and VitA-POS treat very different things. A woman was accidentally prescribed an erectile dysfunction cream to treat her recurrent corneal erosion. (via) The Mona Lisa effect... Turns out, not a real thing.

Lunch Date with Rachel and Kate Episode 20: #EyeWill

Welcome to 2019!! The anticipation of how the coming days will change you is exciting and a tad bit overwhelming. Rachel and Kate have decided to pink a single word to focus the next...

The OpTranslate Podcast Turkish: Slit Lamp & DFE

Turkish – Episode 5 – Slit Lamp & DFE Content by Ocular Media Our fifth installment of the Turkish eye exam features language lessons for slit lamp evaluation, tonometry, and dilation procedure.    

What your patient might ask you…

Can I check my PD with my smart phone? Soon. EyeQue, developer of an at-home eye test on your phone just got funding on Kickstarter for their PDCheck app. How does it work? It requires a selfie while wearing their...

Corporate Optometry Nation: Let’s Talk Instagram for Eyecare with Dr. Sandi Eveleth

Corporate Optometry Nation interviews Dr. Sandi Eveleth again after popular demand! This podcast we talk about how you can grow your business with Instagram. Instagram has become very popular among the younger generation. Your...

The blue light debate lives on.

A new study found that a blue-blocking filter was no more effective than a neutral-density filter for reducing digital eye strain. Tell me about the study. The study asked 24 subjects to read a cognitively demanding reading task...

New FDA approval: EyeBOX.

What is it? The first noninvasive test to help diagnose a concussion. How does it work? The patient watches a four minute video while the software analyzes their eye tracking. The clinical trial showed a noticeable difference in eye...

Optometry Podcast: Carissa Dunphy Talks Optician Now

Optometrists and opticians: perhaps there's no greater partnership in patient care! As ODs, we depend on opticians to help educate our patients about the best optical technology to help get them seeing with the...

Weekly social media roundup.

Now you can lay down AND watch TV. What a world. Someone designed a pillow for people who wear glasses. Speaking of watching TV... A recent poll found that 40% of adult Americans spend more than 12 hours a day on...

What your patient might ask you…

Do I really need to come for my 1-day post-op visit after cataract surgery? A new study says if the cataract surgery was uneventful, maybe not. The authors reviewed over 45 articles (which included thousands of patients)...

Optometry Podcast: Myopia Management with Dr. Ryan Parker

Have you taken a moment to really sit down and think about myopia? Studies show 42% of the US population is myopic; up from 25% since 1971. In Asian countries, the condition is even...

The OpTranslate Podcast Turkish: Refraction

Turkish – Episode 4 – Refraction Content by Ocular Media This week the OpTranslate Podcast covers refraction! This section features retinoscopy, subjective refraction, range of clear vision testing, and PD measurement.  

Lubrisine drop recall.

The company has just issued a voluntary recall after an FDA inspection found the drops "to be manufactured using practices that do not support its sterility and contained undeclared colloidal silver.” What can too much colloidal...

ESSILOR OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES “INSTANT $100” PROMOTION

ESSILOR OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES “INSTANT $100” PROMOTION Designed to boost second pair purchases in independent eyecare practices, the promotion will offer consumers instant digital rebates across the full Essilor product portfolio. PHOENIX – January 8, 2019...

STRATEGIES FOR INCREASING YOUR DAILIES® PRESCRIPTIONS

Thank you to Alcon for supporting this podcast and the optometric profession as a whole. Dr. Amanda Nanasy and Dr. Jennifer Lyerly were both compensated for their participation in this podcast. Optometrists have never had...