One of the fastest growing opportunities for eye care practitioners (ECPs) is myopia control. Myopia, or nearsightedness, is increasing at an alarming rate, especially in children. Learn how Dr. Paul Karpecki utilizes Rendia to educate patients and parents on Myopia Control.
Exposure to air pollutants in wildfire smoke can irritate the lungs, cause inflammation, alter immune function, and increase susceptibility to respiratory infections, according to the CDC. Wildfire smoke can also irritate the eyes, impacting vision. Here are some suggestions for how to talk to your patients about this issue.
The CRADLE app, when combined with regular eye exams can be a powerful tool to screen for leukocoria, white eye glare that can be a symptom of Coats disease, cataracts or the eye cancer retinoblastoma.
Patients are spending more than 13 hours per day on digital devices—and this is having a profound effect on their eyes. Learn what an expert in the field, Dr. Paul Karpecki, has to say about Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) and what to look for in your patients.
Many eye doctors feel that optometry is undervalued. Patients often expect their vision plan to cover everything, while doctors’ reimbursements are typically quite low. Coverage and transparency may be confusing or obscure. Learn how to reframe the conversation.
Patient education for demodex blepharitis requires finding a balance between explaining the condition without upsetting patients, while also letting them know that left untreated, it can result in thinning and loss of lashes, intolerance to contact lenses, or potentially chronic dry eye disease.
The final FDA clinical trial met both of its primary efficacy endpoints, demonstrating a statistically significant improvement in the symptom endpoint of ocular discomfort after two weeks of treatment.