Contact Lenses – See Concept Tue, 10 May 2022 18:33:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Contact Lenses – See Concept 32 32 The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) Receives Consensus “Buy” Recommendation From Brokerages Tue, 10 May 2022 18:33:29 +0000

The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO – Get Rating) has been given an average rating of “Buy” by the twelve analysts who cover the company, Marketbeat reports. Four investment analysts rated the stock with a hold recommendation and seven gave the company a buy recommendation. The 12-month average price target among analysts who have reported on the stock in the past year is $469.00.

A number of analysts have commented on the stock. Piper Sandler raised her price target on Cooper Companies shares from $490.00 to $500.00 in a Friday, March 4 research note. Needham & Company LLC assumed coverage for Cooper Companies stock in a Friday, April 8 research note. They issued a “holding” rating for the company. Stephens raised his price target on Cooper Companies shares from $430.00 to $500.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a Monday, March 7 research note. Finally, took over coverage of Cooper company stocks in a Thursday, March 31 research note. They issued a “holding” rating for the company.

COO traded $8.37 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $319.98. 9,108 shares of the company were traded, against an average volume of 318,847. Cooper Companies has a 1-year low of $310.53 and a 1-year high of $463.59. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $397.50 and its two-hundred-day moving average is $401.73. The stock has a market capitalization of $15.78 billion, a price/earnings ratio of 16.92, a PEG ratio of 2.18 and a beta of 0.90. The company has a quick ratio of 0.67, a current ratio of 1.02 and a debt ratio of 0.34.

Cooper Companies (NYSE:COO – Get Rating) last announced its results on Thursday, March 3. The medical device company reported EPS of $3.24 for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $3.10 by $0.14. Cooper Companies had a net margin of 31.00% and a return on equity of 9.89%. The company posted revenue of $787.20 million in the quarter, compared to $739.30 million expected by analysts. In the same quarter a year earlier, the company posted earnings per share of $3.17. The company’s revenue increased 15.7% year over year. On average, equity research analysts expect Cooper Companies to post EPS of 14.09 for the current year.

In a similar vein, SVP Agostino Ricupati sold 5,607 shares of Cooper Companies in a trade that took place on Friday, March 18. The shares were sold at an average price of $421.51, for a total transaction of $2,363,406.57. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, accessible via this link. Additionally, director Robert S. Weiss sold 13,039 shares of Cooper Companies in a trade that took place on Tuesday, March 29. The stock was sold at an average price of $415.24, for a total transaction of $5,414,314.36. The disclosure of this sale can be found here. In the past 90 days, insiders have sold 19,646 shares of the company worth $8,195,614. 1.70% of the shares are currently held by insiders.

A number of large investors have been buying and selling stocks recently. Tealwood Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in Cooper Companies during Q3 for a value of approximately $1,390,000. Van ECK Associates Corp increased its holdings in Cooper Companies by 13.3% during the fourth quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp now owns 8,946 shares of the medical device company worth $3,748,000 after acquiring 1,048 additional shares in the last quarter. CIBC Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings in Cooper Companies by 2.1% during the 4th quarter. CIBC Asset Management Inc. now owns 11,208 shares of the medical device company worth $4,695,000 after acquiring 231 additional shares in the last quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in Cooper Companies by 0.7% during the fourth quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 6,504 shares of the medical device company worth $2,725,000 after acquiring 48 additional shares in the last quarter. Finally, First Trust Advisors LP increased its holdings in Cooper Companies by 2.4% during the 4th quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 92,478 shares of the medical device company worth $38,743,000 after acquiring 2,176 additional shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 98.38% of the company’s shares.

Company Profile Cooper Companies (Get a rating)

The Cooper Companies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures and markets contact lens wearers. The Company operates in two segments, CooperVision and CooperSurgical. The CooperVision segment offers spherical lenses, including lenses that correct presbyopia and farsightedness; and toric and multifocal lenses including lenses correcting vision problems, such as astigmatism, presbyopia, myopia, dry eye and eye strain in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.

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The problem with Mike Myers Sun, 08 May 2022 19:30:00 +0000

People stopped looking for Mike Myers a while ago. That’s not unusual for most “Saturday Night Live” alumni, even those who enjoy some notoriety after their tenure at Studio 8H ended inside 30 Rockefeller Plaza. The David Spades, Dana Carveys and Will Fortes of the world will always be with us, making cameo appearances or appearing on sitcoms.

But Myers ranks among the greats – one of the guys who didn’t just make movies, but set the bar for what an “SNL” movie should be for a while. “Wayne’s World” and the “Austin Powers” films – “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery”, “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” and “Austin Powers in Goldmember” – have made Myers one of the most popular in the United States. 1990s.

In the Aughts, he insinuated himself into the hearts of millennials and Gen Z by becoming the voice of Shrek, joined by “SNL” all-star star Eddie Murphy.

Comedy fans always wondered what Murphy was up to, mostly since his legacy was kept alive by the heirs to his mantle — Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle, among others. Myers, on the other hand, may have been a little easier to forget because he was so tied to a time on the show where his character and his catchphrases defined him. He was great at getting lost in wigs, latex prosthetics and funny voices. As his featherweight Netflix limited series “The Pentaverate” proves, he still is.

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If you’re not bowled over by the eight rubbery faces Myers runs through his six episodes, maybe it’s because they’re only slightly removed from the versions of his characters you’ve laughed with before but whose humor seems obsolete in 2022.

Myers’ return to the classic comfort of rubber masks and chewing gum feels less like a question of “Where did he go?” that “Does he know what year we are in?

Even the show’s setting, inside a 60s-style mod lair that houses the support structure of a five-man secret society that is quietly shaping society for the greater good, has an contiguity of Dr Evil. Good for anyone whose love for all things shagadelic hasn’t waned.

Several profiles over the years mention periods of four or five years where he lets ideas bake, which sometimes produces charming pieces like his 2013 documentary “Supermench: The Legend of Shep Gordon” and in others results in “The Love Guru”, an abominable heap best left in 2008.

For anyone paying attention to events in the global “SNL” graduate universe, Myers’ return to the classic comfort of rubber masks and chewing gum sounds less like a question of “Where did he go?” that “Does he realize what year it is?”

Mike Myers as Ken Scarborough, Lydia West as Reilly Clayton and Mike Meyers as Anthony Landsdowne in “The Pentaverate” (Netflix)Not all ‘SNL’ actors go for greatness, but those with some career longevity display a willingness to move beyond the physical slapstick that allowed them to grab the limelight and Lorne’s favor. Michael. Some former “SNL” performers found success staying in their wheelhouse, namely Seth Meyers, who turned his successful run on “Weekend Update” into making the “Late Night” brand more politically incisive.

Others remain such an outsized presence in popular culture that we don’t need to explain why. We just have to drop their names: Tina Fey. Amy Poehler. Kristen Wigg. Maya Rodolphe.

There’s Will Ferrell and Andy Samberg, guys who can still wear a movie, in Ferrell’s case, or a Samberg sitcom.

Artists like Bill Hader and Adam Sandler stretched out in drama long before we stopped associating them with their late-night awkwardness. Wiig did the same, as did Rudolph and Fey. Their work in independent films has allowed us to see their range to inoculate them from being locked into comedies forever, even if comedy is where their hearts may be as performers and producers.

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Hader, in fact, provides today’s version of the ideal model of via “Barry,” a dark-as-night comedy that also allows him to be dark, vulnerable, and downright creepy. Even as Stefon, Hader was very much about himself.

Murphy did, and it gave him a string of hit family movies starting with the remake of “The Nutty Professor.” Long before that, he had also proven that he could act in “48 hours” action movies. Thereafter, he went on to garner Oscar nominations with his work in “Dreamgirls” and a Golden Globe nod for “Dolemite Is My Name.”

I cite these examples to make it clear that while these folks established themselves as actionable comedic forces, Myers never fully escaped the closet of prosthetics and parody he built for himself. It may be on purpose.

His major example of playing straight, “54”, became a cult classic but bombed when first released. That, along with his low-key cameo in “Inglourious Basterds,” proves he’s capable of more than dick jokes. (Myers’ other memorable dramatic role was his unscripted appearance on the Hurricane Katrina fundraising telethon alongside Kanye West when the latter said, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”)

The PentaverateMike Myers as Ken Scarborough, Richard McCabe as Exalted Pikeman Higgins in “The ‘Pentaverate'” (Zoe Midford/Netflix)“The Pentaverate” is an extension of a joke Myers drops in his 1993 vehicle “So I Married an Ax Murderer”, one of those movies that was more beloved in his afterlife than in cinemas. It’s also one of the few times we see Myers’ natural face, playing an ordinary, likeable guy who isn’t masked by fake jowls, contact lenses, and mops of synthetic hair. Of course, he also plays a number of these guys. But it came the same year as “Wayne’s World 2,” neither of which did well.

Four years later came the first “Austin Powers”. . . and since then, the masks have changed but not the humor.

Granted, there’s a straightforward sweetness to “The Pentaverate” that defies criticism, which is likely why Netflix hasn’t made it available for reviewers to review. People who love Myers’ work are sure to love it, as will those who share his deep penchant for British sketch humor, Monty Python in particular. The roles he wrote for Jennifer Saunders (“Absolutely Fabulous”) and Keegan-Michael Key honor their legacy in a way their fans should appreciate.

Regardless, it’s a very strange decision for an artist who has been out of the spotlight for so long to return with a comeback engine fueled by nostalgia for the great moments of his career. His role in David O. Russell’s next period piece could change direction yet, but for now, it’s like he’s aware that people tend to like a concept of him as opposed to who. It is. To his audience, Myers is a jovial fairy-tale ogre, or a swinging spy, or a random Canadian with a Scottish brogue. But it also provides an answer to why we haven’t been following Myers this whole time. Maybe it’s because we’ve never really seen it before.

“The Pentaverate” is currently streaming on Netflix. Watch a trailer below, via YouTube.

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North Point Eye Care: complete services for the whole family! Fri, 06 May 2022 22:00:04 +0000

Dr. Thuy Le’s enthusiasm for optometry started at an early age in a very unique way. As a child, she was watching television when an advert appeared asking for donations for children with eye disease.

That’s when something clicked for the young optometrist.

Now she works at North Point Eye Care – an Alpharetta practice offering full optometric services, specializing in the correction of eye diseases and injuries as well as Ortho-K solutions for children suffering from eye strain from tablets.

Knowing her empathy for the children she saw in those TV commercials, it’s no wonder she enjoys working especially with children. Myopia management – ​​or a treatment to slow myopia – in young people is one of Dr. Le’s passions.

Ortho-K solutions – often compared to orthodontic appliances, except for the eyes – aim to improve adolescent vision aim to improve adolescent vision through the use of fitted contact lenses. This is a specialty that most practices do not offer.

Another specialty area of ​​North Point Eye Care is the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases and injuries, with testing and care for cataracts, glaucoma and other common eye conditions.

North Point Eye Care staff provide preoperative and postoperative care for eye diseases as well as prompt response and treatment for eye emergencies such as corneal scratches and foreign body removal.

From treating eye diseases to helping young people improve their vision, much of the practice’s business relies on word of mouth.

That, and hard-to-find designer frames from places like Italy and France. North Point Eye Care offers a wide range of premium eye care products including eyeglasses, specialty eyewear, frames and contact lenses.

And you won’t have to wait long to browse these products. Dr. Le respects and values ​​his patients time – rarely making you wait more than 5 minutes to be seen by staff.

That’s because Dr. Le’s clients – like you – are busy. “Many of my patients are business men or women. Professionals with time-sensitive schedules. I would never make them wait long to see me.

North Point Eye Care patients benefit from a wide range of optometric services and eye care products in a comfortable and friendly environment, aiming to make it a positive experience.

The team of eye care professionals are dedicated to helping all patients understand their benefits, schedule appointments, and fulfill their eye doctor’s orders. Opticians will also guide you in choosing the perfect pair of glasses.

For more information or to make an appointment, visit NorthPointEyeCare.comE-mail or call 770-410-1540.

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Optometric Practitioner, Educator and Researcher Dr. Cristina Schnider Receives Kamelia Massih Award from University of the Pacific Wed, 04 May 2022 22:13:56 +0000

Pacific University College of Optometry alumnus and former faculty member Dr. Cristina Schnider OD ’82 will receive the Kamelia Massih Award for Distinguished Optometrist on May 21 at the Graduate and Professional Studies Opening Ceremony of the university, where she will also deliver the keynote address.

Schnider was already a star as a student in Pacific’s optometry program in the 1980s. She graduated from Oregon State University with high honors and a Bachelor of Science in 1979 and received several awards and scholarships while pursuing her doctorate in optometry at Pacific.

Throughout her career, she has balanced private practice, research and education, advancing the profession of optometry and the discovery of contact lenses.

Immediately after graduation, she worked as a clinical instructor at the SUNY College of Optometry, while performing vision therapy and contact lens fitting services in private practice, and conducting disease research. eyewear, contact lenses and binocular vision.

In 1985, she moved to Australia to lead studies on extended wear of gas permeable rigids in the Cornea and Contact Lenses Research Unit at the University of New South Wales.

In 1989, she returned to the University of the Pacific, where she taught and held the position of Chief of Contact Lens Clinical Services. She continued to teach in an ancillary role as she moved into leadership and continuing education roles at Menicon and then Vistakon (now Johnson & Johnson Vision Care). As of September 2015, she was Global Director of Professional Education for Johnson & Johnson, working on content development for eye care surgical professional education – a role from which she retired in 2019. She continues to work in as a consultant with expertise in professional and medical training. and communication, development and management, as well as planning and execution of clinical trials and publications.

Dr. Schnider is a member of the American Optometric Association, Contact Lens Section, and the Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology. She served as a director of the Portland Metro Optometric Society from 1995-1996, chaired the American Academic of Optometry Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies Section in 2019-2020, and served on several boards and advisory boards.

She was named one of the most remarkable women in optometry in 1999 and one of the 50 most influential women in the optical industry in 2004.

Her most recent recognition, the Kamelia Massih Award for Distinguished Optometrist, recognizes a graduate of the Pacific University College of Optometry who has had a significant impact on the profession. It was created by the family of Kamelia Massih, who was born and raised in Iran before immigrating to the United States during the Iranian Revolution to continue her education. Massih earned his doctorate in optometry at Pacific in 1985 and opened his own practice, Beaverton Vision World, in 1989, followed by locations in Portland and Tigard. She left the world in March 2010 after a battle with cancer. Massih cared deeply about others, donating countless hours of time and financial resources to a wide range of local and national charities.

“Kamelia had a strong affinity for the University of the Pacific,” said her brother, Fariborz Maseeh, when creating the award in her honor. “Our family hopes this gift will recognize the excellence of University of the Pacific optometry graduates and inspire other alumni to pursue Kamelia’s passion to serve our community and those in need.

Dr. Schnider will receive the award at the Pacific Graduate and Professional Studies Commencement Ceremony, which begins at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 at Hanson Stadium in Forest Grove, immediately following the 9 a.m. undergraduate ceremony. Tickets for the opening ceremonies of the University of the Pacific are free. but mandatory for guests.

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Know at a glance if the glasses you’re repairing were purchased at your dispensary with WESTERN OPTICAL SUPPLYShootout temple marking pliers. The clamp allows you to easily position an embossed symbol exactly where you want with just a light pressure to make your mark on any plastic temple. It offers a choice of symbols, including a heart, a diamond, a star, and a sunburst.


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The Evil Eye amulet is an ancient symbol but 4WORKS updated it with their Lashed Evil Eye 3D sculptural wall decor. Available in three sizes, it layers super-shiny black acrylic eyelashes and pupils and a deep blue acrylic mirror iris over a white foam PVC back to create a sophisticated look.

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Finally a solution for organizing daily contact lens blister packs. The DailyLens contact lens dispenser – available in white or black – from OPTOORG is wall mounted to keep patient lenses easily accessible and out of the way at the same time. Designed to fit the blister sizes of most standard brands, the large cavity is designed for rows of five blisters. An optional dry erase board or magnetic frame is available at an additional cost.



How can the heatwave affect your eyes? Read all about summer eye infections and their symptoms Sun, 01 May 2022 12:45:04 +0000

As large parts of India experience extreme temperatures, experts have sounded the alarm over eye infections the ongoing heat wave could bring. Infections caused by exposure to high temperatures range from mild itching and redness to conjunctivitis, styes and an increased risk of cataracts due to unprotected exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

Besides the heat, the high levels of pollutants and irritants in the air also pose a challenge. Symptoms may include itching, red eyes, or a burning sensation.

Here you will learn about the various conditions that unprotected exposure to extreme temperatures can cause and the precautions to take.

How can the heatwave affect your eyes?

Dr. Chikirsha Jain, senior consultant at Ujala Cygnus Rainbow Hospital in Agra, told PTI: “Our eyes get sensitive during the summer so it is essential to protect them. Even if you wear contact lenses, wearing glasses can protect your eyes.”

In case one does not use proper eye protection, they can also develop dry eyes as the tear film in the eye can evaporate faster. If left untreated, the disease can lead to eye inflammation.

Dr Rishi Raj Borah, Country Director of Orbis India, said: “Exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun during the summer months can increase the risk of various eye conditions, reiterating the imperative of eye exams regular. As schools have now reopened, the eye exam should be seen as a school readiness mandate.

“Studies show that the pandemic has increased the number of children who can be identified as myopic and those with refractive error may still need correction.”

What are the health risks associated with the heat wave?

Dr. Tushar Grover, Medical Director of the Delhi-based Vision Eye Centre, told PTI: “Allergies, infections such as conjunctivitis and dry eye are among the conditions. worsen if timely medical advice is not provided.

Some common conditions caused by extreme temperatures are –

Conjunctivitis, commonly known as “pink eye,” is an infection or swelling of the thin, clear membrane that lines the inner surface of your eyelid and covers the white part of your eye, according to Healthline. Its symptoms are pink or red eyes, a watery or thick discharge that collects on your eyes at night, itching, and an abnormal amount of tearing.

Stye is a bacterial infection that causes mild swelling on one or both eyelids, according to the Milauskas Eye Institute. It involves pain, swelling and redness, and is common in children.

dry eyes is a condition in which tears are unable to lubricate the eyes. At high temperatures, the tear film in the eyes can evaporate too soon because the eye can become red and irritated with a burning sensation, according to the Milauskas Institute.

Besides these common conditions, extreme temperatures can also cause serious damage.

Dr Sanjay Dhawan of Max Healthcare told The Times of India: “Exposure to accumulated heat can also lead to eye burns, cataracts, macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness, cancer and pterygium, fleshy growth of the cornea. It can also produce an adaptation, papillary reflex and shading of the eyes.”

How do you protect your eyes from these conditions?

General summer wellness advice is a must – stay hydrated, maintain face and hand hygiene, wear goggles outside, avoid sharing towels or cosmetics, do not rub or touch your eyes, etc.

You should also be careful with your glasses and you can wear them in the sun even if you use contact lenses. A report from The Times of India noted: “Gray colored lenses reduce light intensity without altering the color of objects, providing the most natural color vision. See a lens of sunglasses on how much UV radiation it gets. ‘it absorbs.’

You should consult a healthcare practitioner if you experience any of the symptoms or conditions listed above or any discomfort regarding your eyes.

(With PTI inputs)

Medical Group appoints new Chairman of the Board Fri, 29 Apr 2022 14:30:00 +0000

NEW HARTFORD – Slocum-Dickson Medical Group announced that Dr. Alexander R. Harris, MD, has been named Chairman of the Board. Harris has been part of the Slocum-Dickson Medical Group since 2018.

Harris completed her residency in ophthalmology at SUNY Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse. He received his medical degree from Commonwealth Medical College of Pennsylvania in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and then did post-graduate training at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Harris began his career at Slocum-Dickson working alongside his father, ophthalmologist Dr. Alan D. Harris, who provided eye care to patients at Slocum-Dickson Medical Group for nearly 30 years. Harris grew up in upstate New York and is deeply committed to serving his community, according to the announcement.

Harris offers surgical eye care. The Slocum-Dickson Eye Care Center also offers feye care for all ages, from infants to seniors. The eye care center offers eye exams, brand and designer frames, contact lenses, surgical solutions and other services.

Since 2019, Harris has been a member of the group’s board of directors. In his new role as President, he will be responsible for additional administrative duties. His commitment to community and patients, along with his strong leadership skills and vision for the future, will help guide the group through many exciting changes, the announcement added.

Harris will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization to ensure group quality standards are met and patients have the best possible experience while receiving care.

Slocum-Dickson Medical Group provides primary and specialty care in upstate New York. The Group will open a new location at 117 Business Park Drive, Utica this summer.

The Business Park Drive Campus will include a center for breast care, dermatology, OB/GYN, pediatrics, radiology, MRI and PET CT and other services, according to the announcement.

The new facility will have additional parking and the additional space will allow the group to bring in more specialists and primary care physicians, according to the announcement. “Past President James Cesare, MD did an incredible job with the construction of the Business Park campus,” Harris said. “This facility will allow the Slocum-Dickson Medical Group to grow while providing much needed medical resources to the community in which we live.”

Slocum-Dickson will unveil a new logo at the opening of the Business Park Drive Campus. The Slocum-Dickson Medical Group will have three medical campuses: Burrstone Road Campus, Ilion Campus and Business Park Drive Campus, and the group wanted to unite the three campuses into one logo.

“Slocum-Dickson Medical Group is focused on comprehensive care, with all of our physicians working together for the benefit of our patients,” Harris said. “Our goal was to combine this continuity of care and our long history into a new, modern logo.”

The Slocum-Dickson team will wear a preview of the new Slocum-Dickson logo at the upcoming America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk.

“We’ve been a proud sponsor of the American Heart Association and a sponsor of the Radiothon for years,” Harris says, “this event feels like the perfect time to share our new logo with the public.”

Harris will be walking with his wife and family and is looking forward to competing in the American Heart Association’s Treadmill Challenge on May 7.

“Our team is excited to show off our new colors and logo,” Harris said.

Harris will continue to see patients at the Eye Care Center while expanding his impact on the health care of that community through his new role as president of Slocum-Dickson Medical Group, the announcement added.

Digital vision demands call for new approaches Wed, 27 Apr 2022 20:58:01 +0000

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Disclosures: Kannarr reports being a paid consultant for Allergan (an AbbVie company) and Johnson & Johnson Vision Care.

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In the digital age, intermediate vision is extremely important when people use screens for up to 12 hours a day.

The visual needs of our patients evolve as they experience presbyopia, and we need to update the way we think about our vision parameters.

Seeing 20/20 up close on an eye chart at an optometrist is not an accurate reflection of the quality of a person’s eyesight at all distances in real life. Even 20/20 on a proximity card varies from doctor to doctor – how many eye care providers are picky about how close they hold the card? In truth, the standard visual acuity test is performed in an environment that does not represent the real world. It’s no surprise that patients, especially those with presbyopia, have trouble seeing up close in the exam room.

New tools, new times

We know that the Near Type 20/40 is functional for 95% of a patient’s day in terms of working at a computer, reading a magazine, or looking at a phone. That’s why I believe this should be our standard. I have found that whether with the newly FDA-approved Vuity presbyopia correction drop (pilocarpine HCl ophthalmic solution 1.25%, Allergan) or multifocal contact lenses like Johnson’s Acuvue Oasys 1-day & Johnson Vision (which can help relieve digital eye strain), patients see little compromise in their distance vision when corrected to near 20/40 vision. This parameter represents a functional vision that will fit most of their day.

Shane Kannarr, DO

Shane R. Kannarr

Vuity’s approval was based on data from two pivotal Phase 3 clinical studies, GEMINI 1 and GEMINI 2, which included 750 presbyopic participants, ages 40 to 55, who self-administered one drop of the product or placebo once daily in each eye. Both studies met their primary endpoints, with a statistically significant proportion of Vuity-treated participants gaining three or more lines of mesopic, high-contrast, and binocular-corrected near visual acuity, without losing more than one line of visual acuity. corrected distance visual acuity at day 30, hour 3, vs placebo.

In my experience with gout, patients can achieve near or intermediate 20/40, which allows them to be functional for about 10 hours a day. This allows most people to get to work, get home, and keep up with the day’s near-to-do demands. Complaints such as poor vision or feeling of inadequate lighting resolve within a week for most of my patients.

How we respond

To meet the changing visual demands of today’s patients, we have redesigned our 20/40 proximity cards. We’ve repeated the 20/40 line multiple times because we know patients feel best when they can achieve the bottom line. Additionally, we try to recreate real lighting conditions by turning on the lights in the exam room and having patients read their phones.

We also need to talk to our presbyopic patients about self-adjustment to help them see better. Using Vuity as an example, one drop in the morning could give patients 3 or 4 hours of great vision at 16 inches. If they slowly increase the viewing distance as the effect of the drop decreases, they can see well for 8 or 10 hours. I advise patients that during the day they may need to accommodate and ensure they are not crowded on their desks at work; instead, they should maintain a more comfortable distance. Also keep in mind that most computer screens are high contrast, whereas a newspaper (or postcard) is black and white or gray on gray.

Understanding that with varying visual demands in the real world, there can’t be a single solution that always works for all patients, so we need to redefine patient and physician expectations. I think Vuity is a great product that people can use during the work day, and they may need to supplement with progressives at home. I advise eye care providers to develop treatment protocols for presbyopia, instead of a one-size-fits-all approach.

I think we should fully involve patients in an interactive decision-making process, asking them about their needs and how they use their vision on a daily basis. If we expose them to a variety of presbyopia correction solutions, we can discover how each option fits their lifestyle, keeping in mind that presbyopia is a progressive disease.

As optometrists, we must remain open to a variety of treatments and not be afraid of failure. Not everything works perfectly every time for every patient. It’s a process, and we can make adjustments if necessary. With Vuity and other advances in presbyopia in our toolbox, it’s time to rethink how we define and achieve positive outcomes for our patients.

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Shane R. Kannarr, DO, is in private practice with Kannarr Eye Care in Pittsburg, Kansas. He can be contacted at

]]> In a big week for tech earnings, mood may matter more than data Mon, 25 Apr 2022 14:39:27 +0000

Jits a huge week for big tech investors. Tomorrow Microsoft (MSFT) and Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) kick things off, then Meta Platforms (FB) reports on Wednesday, followed by Apple (AAPL) and Amazon (AMZN) on Thursday. By Friday morning, we’ll know a lot about how all of these companies performed last quarter and how they feel about the rest of this year. However, the unique circumstances currently dominating the market mean that we will learn almost as much about the current market mood as we do about actual performance and expectations.

With companies as big as the ones above, a mixed bag of revenue is almost inevitable. There will be disappointments in some companies, and even areas or divisions within them, and good surprises in others. The reaction of stocks largely depends on whether traders choose to focus on the good or the bad. Will they look at the positives or the negatives? You may think it depends on where these positives and negatives come from, but having worked in trading rooms around the world for decades, I can assure you that is not necessarily the case. The general mood of traders dictates what they react to and what weight they attach to the performance of each company or division.

Traders, like everyone else, are subject to confirmation bias. They seek out information that is consistent with their view of the world and place more weight on it than anything that contradicts that view. They find justifications for their behavior, of course, and would probably tell you if asked that they don’t do any such thing and just evaluate the data, but there’s plenty of evidence that this isn’t the case .

Last quarter, for example, early reporters Apple, Microsoft and Alphabet all beat earnings easily and gave generally positive guidance. As a result, their shares climbed fairly steadily over the following days, although at the start of their outings there had been a generally bearish view of technology. Their numbers, it seemed, belied this view. However, when both Meta and Amazon reported a revenue shortfall on Feb. 2, even the three big tech names that had just posted great Q4s and positive outlooks turned the corner and fell along with FB and AMZN. The good news that contradicted the bias was forgotten. Traders instead chose to see the bad news that confirmed their bias that big tech was in trouble.

This is evident from the chart above for the Nasdaq tracking ETF, QQQ. Earnings from Apple and Microsoft reversed declines and lifted the broader index for a few days, with Alphabet’s February 1 blowout adding to those gains. But everything changed on February 2 when FB and AMZN announced their failures and QQQ began a decline that would last six weeks. Nor was this a case of the index being unduly influenced by these results and the declines in the stocks concerned. Even tech companies that had announced strong results saw their stocks peak on Feb. 2 and begin to fall. The logical explanation for this is that traders had almost reluctantly accepted the good news from big tech at first, but as soon as they got bad news, they extrapolated it to apply to all stocks in the world. space, even those where the evidence had already suggested force .

So, as we enter a week of big tech profits, traders and investors should tread carefully. I think it’s safe to say that the prevailing mood at the moment is negative, so there is a danger that even if the majority of the big names are beating expectations and issuing relatively optimistic forecasts, and that one or two miss, traders will see the bad news as a reason to sell the whole sector. This means that it will probably be advantageous to postpone any decision until the five have reported rather than jumping in with both feet. If MSFT and/or GOOG do tomorrow what they did last quarter and knock it out of the park, there will likely be a positive reaction initially but, as we saw three months ago, that doesn’t is not guaranteed to last if traders receive a negative to focus on a few days later.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

Clarksville News: Principal Assaulted, Freddy’s Second Location, and Other Top Stories This Week Sat, 23 Apr 2022 20:00:00 +0000

CLARKSVILLE, TN – Here’s a look at some of the best local reporting from Clarksville Now this week.

Glenellen Elementary principal ‘violently assaulted’ by parent during meeting: The parent was arrested the following day in the incident, which was caught on camera. READ MORE

Wes Golden raises 10 times more than Wallace Redd in the county mayoral primary: According to financial reports obtained by Clarksville Now, this has been a great fundraising year for the candidates. Here are the top fundraisers and top donors. READ MORE

The school board rejects the two initial charter school applications: Organizations proposing charter schools now have 30 days to submit an amended application for reconsideration. READ MORE

A man charged with first degree murder pleads to aggravated assault: The murder charge stems from a 2019 shooting that left one person dead. READ MORE

Freddy’s will open a second location in Clarksville on MLK Jr. Parkway: The burger and shake restaurant is coming to the Sango side of town. READ MORE

Former City Garage employee accused of stealing money from scrap metal sales: She is also accused of falsifying documents to conceal the theft. READ MORE

Peppers Mercado offers “a bit of everything”, aims to be the home of local music: There’s a new music, food, and nightclub venue in town. READ MORE

Former West Creek Middle basketball coach charged with theft for missing school money: He is accused of embezzling school funds raised for new team apparel in 2020. READ MORE

Composting, Recycling and More: A Guide to Preserving Clarksville After Earth Day: Here are some things you can do to make a difference. READ MORE

Discover the new ‘Q Morning Crew’: Tommy and Katie join Q108 for weekday mornings. READ MORE

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