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David Stephensen Optometrist Pty Ltd
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David spent last Friday in Perth lecturing on various aspects of contact lens practice at the Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia's Masterclass series for 2014. Check out the link for press coverage of the event.
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It looks like the future holds many uses for contact lenses beyond vision correction. Researchers at the University of California have made strides in developing a contact lens that slowly releases a medication to treat glaucoma. Glaucoma is a disease that attacks the optic nerve diminishing the connection from the eye to the brain. Accurate supply of treatment medication is important to preserve sight. Isn't technology wonderful? 

#davidstephensenoptometrist   #glaucoma   #contactlenses  
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A new study demonstrates that Synergeyes hybrid contact lenses offer significantly improved quality of life for patients with keratoconus. David Stephensen Optometrist is Queensland's most experienced Synergeyes practice and offers the complete range of Synergeyes hybrid contact lens options.

For more information about the Synergeyes quality of life in keratoconus study see the link below:

http://www.synergeyes.com/in-focus-blog/contact-lens-options-keratoconus-continue-expand-today-keratoconus-≠-rigid-corneal-lenses/

#davidstephensenoptometrist #keratoconus #qualityoflife
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At David Stephensen Optometrist we care for the quality of life of a large number of patients with keratoconus. Keratoconus Australia has released an update into a study that they are supporting at CERA looking at genetic factors that may cause keratoconus.

#davidstephensenoptometrist   #keratoconus  
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Are night vision contact lenses around the corner? The potential for improved night time road safety, lower energy use through reduced urban lighting, and even simply for parents to check on children in the middle of the night. Interesting concepts and again stretching our imagination further and further through technology.
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Go Daniel Ricciardo for Red Bull F1 in the Melbourne Formula 1 Grand Prix. 

Like Red Bull F1 we also love Pepe Jeans - come in and have a look at our range of Pepe Jeans eyewear.

http://www.mondottica.com/brands/pepe-jeans/adults-optical/

#ausgrandprix #redbull #f1 #PepeJeans
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Our Medibank Private patients can gain some insights into contact lens safety from respected Sydney ophthalmologist Dr Patrick Versace. Check out the Medibank Private be magazine.

#MBP   #Medibank   #MedibankPrivate   #contactlenses   #davidstephensenoptometrist  
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I am fortunate to have the opportunity to have the opportunity to assist babies and infants who are aphakic following removal of cataracts in childhood. We do this by fitting specialised contact lenses to restore normal visual function and aid visual development. This week a study from the USA has shown that the practice of fitting these babies and infants with contact lenses provides a much safer outcome than implanting intraocular lenses at a young age.

#contactlenses
http://www.nei.nih.gov/news/pressreleases/030614.asp
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Dutch surgeons have published a paper describing a new form of corneal transplant procedure for patients with advanced keratoconus or patients with keratoconus who cannot tolerate contact lenses. This procedure implants a thin layer of tissue called Bowman's membrane into the middle of the corneal collagen layer. Significant improvements in corneal shape and tolerance of contact lenses were found in the nine patients in the study. This type of operation may reduce the need for major corneal transplant surgery and also reduce complications for patients with keratoconus, while improving their quality of life.
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Last Saturday, David took part in a panel presentation exploring methods of incorporating social media and the internet into clinical care with the good people at Johnson and Johnson Visioncare (Acuvue contact lenses). Alan Saks chaired the session, with great input from Anthony from RG/A and Margaret Lam from The EyeCare Company. Great fun, and fantastic organisation from Johnson and Johnson. Check out the new LENSPAL app from Johnson and Johnson to help you keep track of your contact lenses as well as giving great information on the go to contact lens wearers.  #DavidStephensen   #Acuvuecontacts   #Lenspal   #SRC  
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