Dr. James (Jim) Hoffman, shares insights on how to get former contact lens patients with presbyopia and astigmatism back into contacts and WOW them them in the process with new ULTRA Multifocal for Presbyopia from B + L.

About the Guest

Dr. Jim Hoffman graduated from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 1981 and was awarded fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry in 1985. Dr. Hoffman excels in pediatrics and advanced contact lenses and often lectures to his peers in USA and Canada.

Dr Hoffman is an independent practice owner with two practices in Orange Park Florida (south of Jacksonville), where he practices with his wife Dr. Karen Larson.


Episode Notes

Dr. James (Jim) Hoffman, enthusiastically shares insights on how to get former contact lens patients with presbyopia and astigmatism back into contacts and WOW them with new Bausch + Lomb ULTRA Multifocal for Astigmatism.

While multifocal toric contact lenses have been around for some time, the combination of a contact lens for presbyopia and  astigmatism in a stable, easy to fit format has been an unmet need for both practitioners and patients.

In the past Dr. Hoffman acknowledged that he had reluctantly informed patients, “there’s no contact lens for you” that could satisfy both their desire for uncompromised vision and freedom from glasses.

As an early adopter of Bausch + Lomb ULTRA Multifocal for Astigmatism contact lenses, Dr. Hoffman shares tips on how to bring back astigmatic presbyopes that had given up on contacts.

In this podcast Dr. Hoffman shares in detail:

  • how his office prepares specifically for these patients,
  • his in-office protocol,
  • patient communication strategies, and
  • follow up protocol.

Until the availability of this new lens he hadn’t realized just how frustrated the patients were. He and his patients now have the satisfaction of returning to contact lenses and regaining freedom from glasses without compromise to vision.

Key Tip: Since there’s never been a contact lens like this, he stresses the importance of following the Fitting Guide.



Dr. Glen Chiasson

Dr. Glen Chiasson

Dr. Glen Chiasson is a 1995 graduate of the University of Waterloo School of Optometry. He owns and manages two practices in Toronto. In 2009, he co-hosted a podcast produced for colleagues in eye care, the “International Optometry Podcast”. He is a moderator of the Canadian Optometry Group, an email forum for Canadian optometrists. As  a host of  “Eyes Wide Open”, Glenn  looks forward to exploring new new technologies and services for eye care professionals.

Dr. Chiasson enjoys tennis, hockey, and reading. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two sons.

Dr. Chiasson splits EWO podcast hosting duties with Roxanne Arnal.


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