Introducing EyeDock Meds

Introducing EyeDock/Meds

Hello fellow eye care professionals. I'd like to announce the release of EyeDock/Meds.

Check out EyeDock/Meds

EyeDock/Meds is a completely rewritten and redesigned utility for searching, browsing, and reviewing ophthalmic medications. It can be used to search over 2,000 drugs, including nearly every prescription and over-the-counter ophthalmic product listed by the United States FDA. It also includes select oral medications relevant to eye care.

Despite the quantity of information accessible in EyeDock/Meds, I've made every effort to make the data extremely easy to search and browse. I've pulled out every trick I've learned from 20 years of EyeDock development to make the pages load as quickly as possible (because I know you're all very busy people).

Drugs can be searched by name, active ingredient, category, company, and even method of action. Drugs can further be filtered by Rx/OTC, brand/generic, form (suspension, solution, gel, ung, etc.), category or MOA, and for preservative-free.

Furthermore, while designing this, one of my biggest priorities was to make it function well on mobile devices. I'm really happy with how it looks and behaves on a phone and an iPad, and I'm confident you will find it very convenient to have such quick access to this resource in your pocket.
note: EyeDock/Meds is not available in the EyeDock iPhone app, only via your mobile browser

I hope you like this new and greatly improved version of EyeDock's medication searches. I'll post a couple of videos below walking through some of EyeDock/Meds features. There is also a short FAQ page that may answer any unanswered questions - I'll try to expand on this as time goes by.

Thank you,
Todd M Zarwell OD

Expanded Ultra Multifocal for Astigmatism Cylinder Powers

Ultra Multifocal for Astigmatism

Bausch and Lomb's Ultra Multifocal for Astigmatism has added new cylinder powers.

It is now available in -2.25 and -2.75 in the following axes: 10, 20, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 160, 170, 180.

See Ultra Multifocal for Astigmatism's full listing.

MyDay Toric Expanded Parameters

On July 1, 2021, CooperVision launched MyDay Toric expanded parameters.

This expansion of powers is an additional 960 SKU’s, as follows:

  • Complete around the clock axis options in Plano to -6.00D (the addition of 30, 40, 50, 60, 120, 130, 140, 150) in the -0.75, -1.25 & -1.75 cylinders (these will NOT be added from -6.50D to -10.00D)
  • Add to the plus powers by the addition of 0.25D steps (plus powers are currently in 0.50D steps only)
  • NONE of the above additions apply to the -2.25 cylinder.

See the complete listing for the MyDay Toric lens.

Biotrue extends parameters

Bausch+Lomb has extended the range of their Biotrue ONEday spherical lens. It now goes from +6.00 to -12.00.

Oculus Invaders

In the early 2000s, Adobe Flash was taking over the world wide web. I decided to harness Flash's awesomeness to make the first (as far as I know) optometry-themed video game. Yes, I had a lot more time on my hands back then :).  Still, it was a good reason to try Flash development and lead to me creating a lot of Flash-based tools for EyeDock. In fact, even the contact lens searches were totally Flash-based at one time.
Flash, of course, started going the way of the dodo 10 years ago when the iPhone was introduced. Most Flash-based websites, including this one, have all but transitioned to technologies that meet modern standard and are compatible with mobile platforms.
So, before Flash is totally dead, I thought I'd re-introduce Oculus Invaders so it can be enjoyed for the last time.
Use the menu in the upper left-hand corner of the game to play. You'll probably have to enable Flash in your browser for this to work, and it won't work on mobile platforms.
Oh, by the way, I originally had this game connected to a server and a database to store high scores, etc. Since I just stuck the game on this website, but without all the server-side and database connections, it kind of hangs up at the end. To replay just refresh your browser.