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Patient Education – Survey Results!

Posted by Elliot Franz | Posted on October 23, 2015

    Earlier this month, I reached out to our contacts and asked a series of questions concerning how they handle patient education.  Some things I wanted to know were:  how much time is spent educating each patient on average, what means are most commonly used to communicate information to the patient, and how confident are care […]

Cosmetic Contacts are Spooky!

Posted by Elliot Franz | Posted on October 14, 2015

    It happens every year around Halloween. People buy non prescription contact lenses at a variety store or costume shop to add a little extra to their outfit. A few days later, they end up in the eye doctor’s office with an infection, injury, or damaged vision!     One type of non prescription […]

We’ve Set Our Eyes on Helping CHOP!

Posted by Elliot Franz | Posted on October 5, 2015

    Gulden Ophthalmics wants to do its part to “help the world see and look better.” In addition to designing, developing, and manufacturing tools for eyecare professionals, we recently started an online fundraising campaign for the Ophthalmology Department at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). You can find our CHOP donor page HERE. Please consider […]

Will Gene Therapy Replace Medical Devices?

Posted by Elliot Franz | Posted on September 11, 2015

    What is the best solution for those with genetic disorders that lead to blindness? As an engineer, I tend to think that the answer should lie in some sort of novel device which solves the problem. For example, if the retina is destroyed, why not ‘plug’ an array of light detecting electrodes in […]

Quick, Reliable Pupil Testing for All

Posted by Elliot Franz | Posted on August 5, 2015

    For over a year, I have been working with Dr. Joe Ruskiewicz of Salus University (PCO) to develop a device which streamlines and standardizes pupil measurement and testing.  We call the device (pictured below) the APT (Accurate Pupil Tester).       The APT is two devices in one:  a pupilometer and an automated […]

When the Eye Drops Don’t Go In

Posted by Elliot Franz | Posted on June 29, 2015

    For drop-based glaucoma treatment to be effective, the patient must adhere to the dosage regimen and apply the medication correctly. The problem is that this doesn’t always happen. Drops are often installed improperly, not used, or not taken according to the prescribed regimen.     Improper installation of drops can be a huge waste of money. One […]

How to Communicate with Older Patients

Posted by Elliot Franz | Posted on June 12, 2015

    As an eye care professional, you may have noticed that a good number of your patients are over the age of 65. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 10,000 people each day turn age 65. Age makes a difference on how often you will be seeing your patients. On average, people over the age of 65 […]

The Future of Eye Health: Stem Cells

Posted by Elliot Franz | Posted on May 13, 2015

    Going to the dentist doesn’t evoke warm and fuzzy feelings. Especially when it comes to wisdom tooth extraction. However, new research from the University of Pittsburgh shows that stem cells from dental pulp can be transformed into corneal cells.     The research was published in the journal STEM CELLS Translational Medicine is good news for those […]

Gulden Partners with Temple Students to Extend Learning Beyond the Classroom

Posted by Elliot Franz | Posted on April 15, 2015

    Gulden Ophthalmics, a small Philadelphia area business which designs and manufactures medical devices for optometrists and ophthalmologists, recently had the opportunity to partner with four students who are completing their Capstone course in International Business. The students (Rosa, Josiah, Steve, and Andi) are about to complete their last spring semester at Temple University. As part […]

Googling Symptoms

Posted by Elliot Franz | Posted on April 13, 2015

    The Internet is great. There is so much information out there, you can learn about anything without leaving the confines of your comfy chair. Some of the information people look up while they are online includes medical conditions. There are many great websites that allow people to learn more about medical conditions such as diabetes, […]