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.
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...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (604) 243-1210.
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.
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...
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
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.
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.