Professor Brien Holden Is Next Guest on ‘Power Hour’

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FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Contact lens pioneer, researcher and educator, Professor Brien Holden will be the featured guest on the Wednesday April 17 edition of the “The Power Hour,” the free weekly online radio talk show hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice, a practice management company.

Holden is a world leader in vision science, eye health and blindness prevention. His contributions extend across research, education, public health and social enterprise. He has been awarded: an Order of Australia Medal for his work in eye health and vision science; the Schwab Social Entrepreneur Award for Africa 2010 at the regional World Economic Forum; and seven honorary doctorates from universities Africa, Australia, Canada, Europe and the U.S. More info about his activities are posted at Brien Holden Vision Institute.

Stated Gerber, “Calling in live from Australia, Brien will be discussing thing like updates with myopia control contact lenses, bifocals, daily disposables, worldwide usage of contact lenses, and optometry in developing countries. Also, in a style that is uniquely his, he’ll answer the question, ‘With all the research and development being done by the big contact lens companies, why aren’t contact lenses perfect?’”

“The Power Hour” radio shows are sponsored by Essilor of America. The show, which can be heard via Skype or phone every Wednesday night at 9:00 p.m. E.T., is a live discussion vehicle for current practice-building events in optometry, political viewpoints and clinical topics. Listeners can dial in to “The Power Hour” from any phone at (646) 716-8746 or can listen in from any computer. Details on how to do so are found here. “Power Hour” sessions, which launched in 2012, are archived on The Power Practice site. Users can also click to listen to past shows or download segments on iTunes.