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A Powerful Combination: Multifocal Contact Lenses with Backup Progressives

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November 8, 2023

In this video interview with Dr. Jack Schaeffer, Chief Clinical Editor of Review of Presbyopia and the Aging Eye, Dr. Heidi Pham-Murphy, OD, explains why prescribing multifocal contact lenses along with progressives is a great way to meet the needs of presbyopic patients. Recent technological advancements have brought many improvements to multifocal contact lenses, such as better near, intermediate and distance vision, plus the ability to address comfort issues, and now even light scatter with the introduction of ACUVUE OASYS MAX 1-Day Multifocal Contact Lenses.

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  • Heidi Pham-Murphy, OD

    Dr. Pham-Murphy, lead optometrist at Visions Optometry & Eye Designs, believes that we have “Two eyes to last a lifetime!” We all need to love our eyes by caring for them. Her passion is to make positive impacts in the lives of those she interacts with by sharing her knowledge and developing solutions and answers to the needs of those under her care. Dr. Pham-Murphy has been working in the eye care industry for over 30 years. She oversees the operations of four optometry practices in the greater Sacramento area with a team of more than 40. She has given expert advice on the impact of blue light on eyes — especially children’s eyes — through multiple media channels and been interviewed for a variety of magazines on topics related to eye health and vision performance. Dr. Pham-Murphy has also appeared on television news shows to discuss topics such as lash extensions, eye allergies and dry eye disease. Her Vision Optometry practice has been recognized by the Women in Optometry magazine for her office designs and her office was featured during a segment on “Oscars and Eyewear” in 2017. Dr. Pham-Murphy is a speaker for Johnson & Johnson Vision Care. She has participated in the launch of new technologies in contact lenses as well as studies on genetic impacts on macular degeneration. Since 2016, Dr. Pham-Murphy has served as the clinic director for the Special Olympics Opening Eyes in Northern California and Nevada. This program provides free eye care and eyewear to the athletes of the Special Olympics. In 2017, she was recognized by Vision Monday as one of the “Most Influential Women” in Optometry.

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