The universal search bar

I picture EyeDock as a lot of things, but it’s main purpose has always been to be something of a search engine for all things related to eye care. While it’s never going to be the next Google, I’m sure going to try my darndest to come as close as an optometrist/programmer can.

I’ve had a “universal search” bar at the top of this site for quite a long time. It has always been used to search many of the databases on EyeDock, but I’ve recently made some enhancements that make it much more powerful. 

And, as always, I’m hoping this is another step in achieving my primary goal: To help our fellow eye care providers find information as quickly as possible



The universal search bar can still be used to search all of EyeDock’s databases

  • Soft contact lenses. Enter the name of a lens or the name of a soft lens manufacturer.Cl name search
  • Gas permeable contact lenses. Enter the name of a lens or the name of a lab.
  • Gas permeable button materials. Enter the name of a material or a manufacturer.
  • Topical ophthalmic medications. Search by trade name, generic name, or manufacturer.Med search
  • ICD-9 diagnosis codes. Search by keyword.


You can also use the search box to initiate Epocrates searches: Type in a systemic medication, choose the appropriate option, and EyeDock will send you directly to your desired listing in Epocrates.

Epocrates search


Now things get really cool, in my humble opinion. Instead of using the “quick calcs” that have long been available in the menu you can now use this search box. Refraction searchSo, by entering in a refraction or keratometry readings and selecting "get info” you can instantly see:

  • Transposed Rx’s
  • Vertexed Rx’s
  • Spherical equivalentsRefracton info
  • Keratometry conversions from mm->D (and vice versa)
  • Other K info, including flat K, steep K, median K, corneal cyl, and cyl type.


AND, if you’re a subscriber (and you should be!), you can use the search box to initiate our awesome “search by refraction” feature for soft lens searches.


Here’s a little video showing all the possibilities. 



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