“Which is better, one or two?” asks the doctor, to which the patient responds with “Neither.” This encounter may sound familiar to many eye care practitioners, particularly when refracting patients with irregular corneas.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is getting a lot of attention lately, almost to the point of becoming a fashion statement: everybody is into artificial intelligence, it seems.
While some people only approach the subject of monovision at arm’s length, and would probably prefer to erase it completely from textbooks, people’s heads and in practice – for others monovision is the obvious solution! So let’s take a closer look at the topic.
We are assisting a start-up lab with developing their process to make contact lenses, both corneal and scleral. The owner does not have a manufacturing background and has a local optometrist who is advising her on the blocking and finishing aspects of contact lens manufacturing.
Looking back 30 years, it is no secret that probably one of the biggest surprises in our industry has been the re-emergence and development of modern scleral lenses. The surge of scleral lens publications demonstrates their incredible increase in the recent peer-reviewed literature.
The application of the MDR is mandatory as of May 26, 2021. The issue still poses challenges for companies and many still need clarification on how the requirements can be implemented without harming their business. This is nicely illustrated by the fact that EFLCIN offers yet another workshop on the topic of MDR preparation at their 2022 congress.
With the popularization of orthokeratology and the revival of scleral lenses, RGP lenses represent an important sector for manufacturers of special contact lenses. Their manufacture requires the use of a very sophisticated machine park.