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Phyllis L. Rakow, COMT, NCLM, FCLSA(H)
Phyllis Rakow, COMT, NCLM, FCLSA(H) is a JCAHPO-certified ophthalmic medical technologist, at a large three-location group practice in central NJ. She has almost 40 years of experience in the contact lens field and has written numerous journal articles, authored a textbook on contact lenses for technicians, and lectures on contact lenses throughout the United States.
Tips to become a better contact lens technician
These tips have helped doctors reduce chair time, see more patients, and develop a reputation as a state-of-the-art contact lens practice.
Treating the aging eye
In the aging eye, accommodation decreases; the crystalline lens yellows, hardens, and eventually opacifies; and systemic diseases such as arthritis, thyroid disease, cancer, diabetes, atherosclerosis, and high blood pressure take their toll on the eye. In addition, cognitive and functional limitations affect the aged.