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How do dogs see you?

Posted by Layne Brandvik

It is generally known that the dogs we love see the world in a different way. That can be observed on two fronts: their perspective in daily life and the physical nature of how their eyes work. Both are very interesting, to say the least

Dogs place a priority on their more animalistic impulses. The needs and wants of the modern canine can...

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Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians, and Ocularists, Oh My!

Posted by Layne Brandvik

In the field of Ophthalmology, There's four main terms that sound alike but are entirely different. The only common thread is, of course, the human eye. 

  • Ophthalmologists
  • Optometrists
  • Opticians
  • Ocularists and ophthalmic technicians who work closely with these specialists

This specialized group is the life blood of the ophthalmic clinical trials...

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Blindness: Seeing is Believing

Posted by Layne Brandvik

A young child seeing their mother for the first time. An adult seeing their spouse again after vision loss. There's an intimate psychological element to regaining vision. It's an emotional occurrence and often will show up in your gushy Facebook feed. The very same Facebook feed that will show you dog rescue videos, military reunions, and parents...

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Eye Injuries in Sports: How They Happen and What To Do

Posted by Layne Brandvik

Eye protection is a must with high speed or underwater sports. If you or your child are serious competitors in fast paced sports, please consider the fact that at any time, your eyes are at risk of being injured. Basketball, a high speed indoor sport that is famous for bumping knees and elbows, is the leader in sports related ocular injury. The...

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The Ophthalmology Learning Curve

Posted by Layne Brandvik

Working at a Contract Research Organization (CRO) in the field of ophthalmology can be an intimidating experience. Upon arrival, there is a long training process to be completed before contributing to your job. The field is medical, which is inherantly dry in regards to knowledge of content. Ophthalmology in particular is such a vast area of...

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LASIK: Worth it?

Posted by Layne Brandvik

LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis ) is a common option for those that have difficulty with depreciated vision with Myopia or Hyperopia. There's a fair amount of risk but a larger amount of reward when it comes to electing to undergo LASIK surgery. 

The common cutoff for considering Lasik surgery is 40 years old, an age range roundly...

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See You in Chicago!

Posted by Layne Brandvik

Trial Runners is gearing up for a very busy week/weekend in Chicago to attend AAO 2016. 

Before we take in AAO 2016 early next week, we will be attending OIS@AAO this week. 

Uniting 1,000 Leaders in the Development of Ground-Breaking Ophthalmic Technologies.

The Ophthalmology Innovation Summit was created to facilitate meaningful interactions and...

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Advancements in the Field of Chemistry: Nobel Prize for Chemistry Split Three Ways

Posted by Layne Brandvik

It's exciting to know that in today's field of chemistry, the Nobel Prize cannot simply be relegated to one individual. The accomplishments are so vast and substantial that three experts in the field need to be recognized. One would notice from the list of past winners that the award has gone to more than one recipient as of late.  A look farther...

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The Beginning of Ophthalmic Instruments

Posted by Layne Brandvik

There are not many fields that require the use of technology more than ophthalmology. The field has evolved rapidly within the last century. In a scientific field that is changing often, with that a culture of new technologies goes with it. This can be said with the tools that you Optometrist or physician uses every day for eye examination. Let's...

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The Importance of Training for your Ophthalmology CRO

Posted by Layne Brandvik

Entering a new job can be a daunting task for the new hire and for the administration that trains them. A new employee is at a pivotal moment that dictates the potential success for your company. It's equally important for the new hire and the employer to excel in the training process. In the field of Ophthalmology, there is a steep knowledge...

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