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Review of Presbyopia and the Aging Eye Will Transform Eye Care for the 45+ Patient

April 11, 2023

The emergence of new pharmacological and technological treatments for presbyopia is allowing us to rethink the entire eye care landscape of the patient over 45. The launch of Review of Presbyopia and the Aging Eye will re-engineer how we treat patients by expanding the focus from a refractive error to a comprehensive eye care condition that encompasses risk factors and comorbidities that increase after age 45.

While presbyopia specifically may signal the aging of our patients’ eyes, it is more than just glasses and contact lenses. It encompasses diseases such as glaucoma and retinal disease, cataracts, and dry eye. It includes treatment options such as pharmacological, surgical, and unique office procedures. It even addresses the aesthetics of the aging eye.

Review of Presbyopia and the Aging Eye will bring you the latest expertise from the most recognized optometrists in all these fields. Each section has a dedicated editor and writer to guide you through the maze of new technologies and treatments:

  • Optical by Dr. Kirk Smick
  • Contact Lenses by Dr. Brooke Schaeffer Kaplan, Dr. Mark Schaeffer, and Dr. David Schaeffer
  • Dry Eye by Dr. Melissa Barnett and Dr. Jackie Garlich
  • Pharmacology by Dr. Ben Gaddie
  • Glaucoma by Dr. Murray Fingeret
  • Retina by Dr. Mark Dunbar
  • Surgery by Dr. Marc Bloomenstein and Dr. Eric Schmidt
  • Aesthetics by Dr. Selina McGee
  • Nutrition by Dr. Julie Poteet

We have gathered these most respected all-stars in the optometric field to regularly bring you content covering what’s new in all these specialties. You have likely already experienced the depth and wealth of their knowledge through the many papers they have published and the hundreds of hours of continuing education courses they have presented.

These optometrists, because of their diligence and drive, have advanced the profession of optometry into a leadership position in primary eye care. As a part of this new electronic publication’s editorial board, they will be active writers, editors, curators, and overall contributors to Review of Presbyopia and the Aging Eye. Their knowledge and expertise will be brought to you regularly with 24/7 access to the latest diagnosis and treatment technologies being developed and introduced within these specialties.

This respected faculty of professional and distinguished OD editors are willing to share their clinical and financial understanding of eye care to provide the direction that will make this publication a leading source of information on this focused area of eye care. 

Review of Presbyopia and the Aging Eye will look at medical aspects and emerging disruptive technologies as we reengineer our practices to match the multitude of clinical and financial changes. The specialty of presbyopia encompasses a global treatment philosophy and a need to develop a practice management system to deal with this comprehensive specialty. 

We are also witnessing a move toward a “fee-for-service” practice model, which this new publication will help you navigate with billing and coding information included regularly. 

Review of Presbyopia and the Aging Eye will become the profession’s and your one location to find anything and everything related to eye care for the 45+ patient. No need to go here for the latest on glaucoma, there for what’s new in surgery, or everywhere for everything on dry eye. It will all be in one place, concise, comprehensive, and contained in one location for you to treat your patients with aging eyes with the best care possible.

Join our team of optometry experts regularly on this journey toward transforming eye care for the 45+ patient in learning and sharing all that’s new in Review of Presbyopia and the Aging Eye.



  • Jack L. Schaeffer, OD, FAAO, Chief Clinical Editor

    Dr. Schaeffer is a native of Charleston, South Carolina. He practiced in Birmingham, Alabama, where he was also president of an 18-location group practice and a refractive laser center. Dr. Schaeffer lectures internationally and serves on many industry boards and advisory panels. He is involved with many clinical studies on contact lenses, pharmaceuticals, and equipment. He has recently authored a miniseries on the history of contact lenses and the contact lens specialty practice. He was an Executive Associate Editor of the International Contact Lens Leadership Summit and the developer and Editor of the series, Optometry Scene. Dr. Schaeffer also served as Chairman of the Contact Lens and Cornea Section of the American Optometric Society. He served as board member and fundraising chairman for Optometry Cares: The AOA Foundation and the GPLI Institute. Dr. Schaeffer is on the College of Charleston School of Business Board of Governors. Dr. Schaeffer is involved in multiple community, charitable, and political organizations in Alabama and South Carolina.

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