Issue 42 | June 2018
It’s not always easy or straightforward to collaborate with other professionals, but it can make all the difference when it comes to patient care. In this issue of Contact Lens Update, Barbara Caffery shares some success stories about her collaborative work at a multidisciplinary Sjögren’s Syndrome Clinic, Marian Elder summarizes the results of a study assessing perceptions of interprofessional collaboration in Optometry, and Eric Woo shares research into perceptions of the optometric scope of practice. Check out a new COPE-accredited online CE course designed to encourage collaboration between optometrists and pharmacists.
- Editorial - Interprofessional Collaboration in Optometry: A Multidisciplinary Clinic in Toronto, Canada
- Feature Article - Evaluation of Interprofessional Education and Collaboration in Optometry
- Conference Highlights - Understanding of Optometric Scope of Practice by First Year Osteopathic Medicine, Dental, and Pharmacy Students
- Clinical Insight - Online Continuing Education: Enhancing Eye Care through Interprofessional Collaboration
Issue 41 | April 2018
Digital eye strain
Digital devices – computers, phones, tablets – are everywhere today, and patients may experience digital eye strain resulting from over-use of these tools. In this issue of Contact Lens Update, Mark Rosenfield provides an overview of the effects of and solutions for digital eye strain; Marc Schulze summarizes a 2015 article testing software designed to remind those using digital devices to blink regularly; Nadine Furtado compares approaches to reducing exposure to high-energy visible light from digital devices. Download our patient handout on coping with digital eye strain.
- Editorial - Digital eye strain: How should we be dealing with it?
- Feature Article - Blink animation software to improve blinking and dry eye symptoms
- Conference Highlights - Comparative study examining various approaches to reducing exposure to high-energy visible light from digital devices
- Clinical Insight - Patient handout: Digital eye strain
Issue 40 | February 2018
New Dry Eye Technology
Dry eye disease is a complex and challenging condition. Let us walk you through some of the newer technology and methods that have been developed to help diagnose and manage this condition. In this edition of Contact Lens Update, Sruthi Srinivasan shares some examples of new technology designed to facilitate diagnosis and management of dry eye; William Ngo summarizes an article describing the use of an intranasal device to stimulate tear production; Clara Llorens-Quintana assesses the sensitivity of a new method of differentiating between normal and dry eye subjects using high speed videokeratoscopy. For guidance on following the DEWS II report’s recommendations for managing and treating dry eye, check out a series of instructional videos from the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society!
- Editorial - Dry eye update: new diagnostic and management strategies
- Feature Article - A nonrandomized, open-label study to evaluate the effect of nasal stimulation on tear production in subjects with dry eye disease
- Conference Highlights - Automated Non-Invasive Method for Dry Eye Prediction
- Clinical Insight - Diagnosing and treating dry eye: instructional videos from TFOS
Issue 39 | December 2017
Update on Presbyopia
What options do presbyopes have these days? In this edition of Contact Lens Update, Eric Papas provides an overview of the future of presbyopic vision correction; Karen Walsh reviews a 2016 article looking at the effect of pupil size, illumination and working distance on visual performance with simultaneous vision contact lenses; Michael Korenfeld shares the results of a clinical study evaluating the safety and effectiveness of an eye drop developed to improve distance corrected near vision in presbyopes. Download our patient handout!
- Editorial - Where are we heading with contact lenses for presbyopes?
- Feature Article - Pupil diameter, working distance and illumination during habitual tasks. Implications for simultaneous vision contact lenses for presbyopia
- Conference Highlights - A Phase I/II clinical study evaluating the safety and effectiveness of a topical lipoic acid choline ester eye drop on presbyopia
- Clinical Insight - Patient handout: Presbyopia