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Tuesday, 22 October 2019

The hidden cost of eye injuries

The hidden cost of eye injuriesClick here to read the article

Vision is intimately linked with our ability to navigate our environment and can strongly affect our mental, physical and economic well-being.

Losing one’s vision through an eye injury can lead to substantial long-term costs, and impact on an individual and their family & community. Eye injuries occur in a range of environments, including in the workplace, during sports and at home. Young working males are at the highest risk of eye injury. Up to 90% of eye injuries are preventable, with effective interventions including; education about the hazards, policies and training on the correct use of eye protection. Eye health professionals can play an important role in promoting and prescribing eye injury prevention strategies to help reduce this avoidable cause of vision loss.

 

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Raising the standards and profile of the optician profession across the globeClick here to read the article

In the changing landscape of the optical market, raising professional standards becomes a priority. The challenge is to be pro-active and not re-active. In this context, the International Opticians’ Association aims to bring opticians around the world together to consider the future and create plans for development of the profession. Considering new technologies and understanding emerging consumer behaviours are key factors in anticipating major changes that will affect the scope of practice. Elaine Grisdale explains in this interview what is the (new) role of the IOA and how to work more effectively to ensure the public has better outcomes when seeking first class eyecare and adapted eyewear. She also shares some thoughts on how to prevent independent opticians from becoming “dispensing dinosaurs” in what is the fastest moving period in optics – ever.

 

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Study satisfaction of people who wear progressive lenses conducted in optical storesClick here to read the article

Fitting progressive lenses on a person with presbyopia is a complex technical act that requires know-how, experience and psychology. The success of a fitting depends on a chain of actions that can each be a source of inaccuracy. In a large study conducted in France with Les Opticiens J. Torrilhon, we have evaluated the satisfaction levels of people wearing Varilux® progressive equipment. This article presents the various results that we have obtained and offers an analysis of them.

 

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A low vision magnification breakthroughClick here to read the article

For people suffering from low vision today, it often takes tenacity and perseverance to find an optical solution that allows them to optimize their remaining sight. Meg Zatorski knows this only too well. Afflicted with Stargardt disease (a common form of inherited juvenile macular degeneration), she spent a decade trying to obtain powerful enough high plus lenses to enable her to regain the ability to read. Essilor’s Stanislas Poussin and Anne-Catherine Scherlen recount how her challenge was met and what needs to be done so others like her can benefit from a solution that meets their visual needs.

 

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Vision and road safety : Putting the brakes on a global public health threatClick here to read the article

Uncorrected vision continues to endanger the lives of drivers, passengers, and pedestrians around the world. Compounded by external factors such as nighttime driving, inclement weather, and adverse road conditions, uncorrected vision contributes to more than 1.25 million road accident deaths each year. Until recently, the intersection of vision and road safety has not received adequate attention. Consequently, there is a lack of awareness around the need to address the impact of vision problems on driver and road safety. While governments and policymakers can play a significant role in raising greater awareness of this public health threat, eye care professionals are also part of the solution as they are a competent authority in promoting effective assessment of vision and correcting drivers’ visual functions.

 

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Proper visual correction and safe drivingClick here to read the article

The results of optometric analyses are reported to discuss the relationship between adequate visual acuity, efficient state of binocularity, and other abilities required when driving. The results are also supported by the presence of substantial symptoms reported by drivers and associated with these visual performances. Experimental evidence found that the role of visual acuity related to the binocularity, particularly in presence of anisometropia, has consequences on the perception of distances in terms of speed of perception (stereospeed). Significant correlation was also found between visual acuity and both glare sensitivity and light vision. Both eye-hand and eye-foot reaction times were measured, and the presence of limitations of the visual field was found to influence the speed of response to a visual stimulus.

 

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Single vision lenses with additional near powerClick here to read the article

Life in modern societies is increasingly digitalized. The increase in near-point activities brought on by the widespread use of all kinds of digital devices is triggering a notable increase in the visual fatigue syndrome known as digital eye strain (DES), accommodative and vergence dysfunctions and dry eye. As practitioners, we must face this challenge – which represents nothing less than the digital Everest for our eyes – with concrete solutions for real life. Single vision lenses with additional near-power is an example of one such solution we are using to treat a number of clinical cases. In this review, we are going to share what we are busy doing to resolve this challenge.

 

 

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Myopia and effective management solutionsClick here to read the article

Myopia is becoming a real public health concern across the world.

The number of myopic people is increasing rapidly. The prevalence of high myopia is also expected to rise. Understanding myopia development and methods to slow its progression is currently one of the biggest stakes for researchers and clinicians from around the world. In this paper, a few Vision Scientists at Essilor have put together a general overview of myopia condition. In this article they review the definition of myopia, its evolution and causes. They describe available solutions for myopia management and discuss the relative efficacy for each solution. Finally, they focus on Myopilux®, the specific range of ophthalmic lenses which have been proven to effectively correct and control myopia progression in children.

 

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