OPTOMETRIC OFFICE INSIDER FEBRUARY 7, 2018

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REPORT REVEALS ECP OPPORTUNITIES

​CooperVision’s new report on Digital Device Usage and Your Eyes highlights new global research on consumer use of digital devices in relation to eye health. A multifaceted survey was conducted among thousands of respondents in Australia, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom and the U.S., and the data reveal multiple opportunities for eyecare professionals to deepen patient relationships. Read More>>


OPTOMETRY STUDENTS PRESENT SCIENTIFIC POSTERS

The five optometry students (pictured) who won the Optometry Student Challenge presented scientific posters at the 2018 Global Specialty Lens Symposium held in Las Vegas last month. Created to foster the study of contact lenses, the Optometry Student Challenge is sponsored by ABB Optical Group in partnership with Paragon Vision Sciences. More than 65 optometry students submitted abstracts focusing on study projects or student-based case histories related to contact lenses for the chance to win a travel stipend of $1,500 to attend the symposium and convert their abstracts into scientific posters. The challenge was open to students in their third and fourth years of study. Abstracts were judged on academic merit by a panel of industry experts. Read More>>


HYBRID PROGRESSIVE CLS ADD CENTER ZONE

​SynergEyes has expanded its line of Duette Progressive hybrid contact lenses with the addition of a customizable Center Distance Contact Lens. The new design has Center Distance FlexOptics, with an adjustable center distance zone size ranging from 1.8mm to 4.0mm, driven by photopic pupil size, and add powers from +0.75D to +5.00D. The Duette Progressive line now offers hybrid lenses customizable for the continuum of presbyopia, even for those with astigmatism. The Center Distance design provides a customized vision solution for emerging to advanced presbyopes, while the Center Near design is for the advanced presbyope. Hybrid contact lenses from SynergEyes combine GP optics with soft skirt comfort. Read More>>


EYEPROMISE MAKES CHANGES

Evidence-based eye health nutraceutical EyePromise has changed the formula of its EyePromise Restore line with the addition of vitamins B6 and B12, folic acid, and Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). EyePromise Restore is an ocular nutrition supplement specially formulated to preserve and support vision for individuals concerned with, at-risk for, or in the early stages of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). “Zeaxanthin, lutein, and several other components that make up EyePromise Restore have been shown to have a protective effect against the progression of retinal damage,” says Joseph J. Pizzimenti, OD, FAAO, faculty member at the Rosenberg School of Optometry at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX. Read More>>

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