OAC Intracom
June 2020

June is Cataract Awareness Month!
CATARACT & INTRAOCULAR LENSES
By Al Lens, COMT
The normal human eye comes equipped with a crystalline lens. This clear, flexible lens is located out of sight behind the iris (the coloured part of the eye). This lens makes up about one-third of the focusing power of the eye. It also allows the eye to adjust its focus from distance to near (and back again). It really is a marvellous structure. 

As it is with a lot of good things, there are some flaws to the crystalline lens. It is encased in a thin capsule, preventing any cells from leaving the lens for greener pastures. However, the lens continues to develop new cells throughout our life.
Since the old cells have nowhere to go, the capsule has to make room for the new cells to join the old cells. This causes the lens to thicken with each passing year.
Intraocular Lenses
And, just like a tree that gets thicker with each year, the lens becomes more rigid. This rigidity causes a decrease, and eventual total loss, of its ability to accommodate (change its focus)… also known as presbyopia. Continue Reading...
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TWO NEW MEMBER BENEFITS WITH ORCA LENS LAB

The OAC is proud to welcome  ORCA Lens Lab  as a partner. ORCA Lens Lab with the only MEI 4Racer edging system in Western Canada, is an independent Canadian optical lab  established in 2018 , and  is now fully equipped with the latest lenses and coatings. The offers below are exclusive to OAC Members:

EXCLUSIVE OAC MEMBER SPECIAL OFFER: COVID-19 RELIEF PLAN- NO LAB SERVICE FEES UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2020 (HUGE SAVINGS!!!)
We are all feeling the strain of the current pandemic and unfortunate economic situation amongst optical practices. While some have focused on marketing efforts and different channels to increase patient utilization, we feel one of the best ways to recover is to increase your net revenue from your lens sales. Exclusive to OAC members, we’re excited to offer a COVID-19 relief plan, with  no lab service fees (edge & mount/drill mount/polishing, handling) until September 1st, 2020. Click here for more information.

PLUS... COMPREHENSIVE BUSINESS AND PRACTICE MANAGEMENT (CBPM) PROGRAM
We are excited to bring you an exclusive,  FREE OAC members-only Comprehensive Business and Practice Management (CBPM) Program ($7,500 value) with Dr. Jason Lau with your annual account. The CBPM is for both staff and owners and will create tailored strategic support for key performance efficiencies, as well as to analyze your operations and systems to maximize profits and build patient loyalty with result-driven objectives.
Hurry, offer expires June 30th, 2020.

For more information and to take advantage of these new member benefits, please contact ORCA Lens Lab by email at  info@orcalens.com  or by phone at (604) 243-1210.

FREE WEBCAST: TRANSITIONS SIGNATURE GEN 8
JUNE 9, 2020 | 7:00 PM (EDT) | Register Now

NACOR #110.422: 1 EG | COO #3781: 1 EG | OODQ: 1 Domaine professionnel, commercial | CCP: 3.5, 6.2, 7.2, 8.1, 8.2


While light is essential to vision, the relationship between light and sight is not always a positive one. Learn how daily under exposure or over exposure to light has a large impact on both our visual performance and general health.

Register Today!

FOGGY GLASSES - An Old Problem Gets A Fresh Breath of Air
Brought to you by Vision Rx Lab
 
As patients start to return to your practice, I’m sure, more than ever, you will get questions about the best way to prevent glasses from fogging up while wearing a mask. Obviously, this is not a new issue. Health care professionals who wear glasses have been personally dealing with this problem from the first time they put on a mask to do their job. But now, with so many of us taking preventative measures to avoid the spread the Covid-19, this is a new issue for many wearers who are starting to wear a mask on a regular basis. Continue Reading...
https://youtu.be/09XOyy0mQHc

HOW TO PUT ON AND TAKE OFF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)
Masks Protective Eyewear Disposable Gloves
How to handwash?
With soap and water
How to handrub?
With alcohol-based formulation


DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS
REGARDING YOUR PLI?


As many business owners work to change their way of operating as a result of Covid-19, we understand that you may have questions with regards to your Professional Liability Insurance offered through the OAC. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to reach out to Morgan Mackenzie at Western Financial Group. Morgan.Mackenzie@westernfgis.ca
  ORDER YOUR COPY OF ANNA'S PINK AND PURPLE GLASSES

Winner of the 2020 Inspire Award from the Prince Edward Island Public Schools Branch, Anna's Pink and Purple Glasses will be soon available in French. Find out how you can order a printed and digital version of this book by visiting www.marlenebryenton.com.

EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATING ABOUT CORONAVIRUS IN THE WORKPLACE

https://youtu.be/M4cs6iFr0do
Clear, caring messages from all levels of leadership is helpful in reducing fear and uncertainty in the workplace in the face of public health concerns. Learn the best ways to effectively communicate about coronavirus in the workplace.

Here are some tips that can help you effectively communicate about coronavirus in your workplace: CLICK HERE

 
COVID-19: PROVINCIAL GUIDELINES
 
Follow your provincial guidelines and your own professional judgment to manage patient care. Click on your province to access the information.
 
Alberta   |   British Colombia  |   Manitoba   |   Nova Scotia

Ontario   |  Quebec   |  Saskatchewan
 
If you practice in a province where guidelines haven't been published yet, the OAC provides you with recommendations: CLICK HERE

COVID-19: INDUSTRY RESOURCES
 
Safety Protocol for Optical Practices
by Hoya

Eye Care Practice Survival Guide
by CooperVision
   

DOWNLOAD PDF
 
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NEW CE AVAILABLE: CORNEAL RGPS OR SCLERALS (VIDEO)
NACOR #110.428: 1 CL  |  CCP: 3.5, 6.2, 8.1, 8.2, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4 |  COO #3743: 1 CL
 
Attendees will learn the benefits and drawbacks of both Scleral and RGP contact lenses. This presentation also covers which candidates are best suited to both types of lenses and why. If also discusses optimal fitting practices for both styles. Access this CE.
 

 
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