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Cholesterol-lowering statins linked with development of cataracts – diabetics on statins may be even at greater risk.

Posted by Tom Cockley | Posted on October 25, 2012

Did you know that patients on statins might be more prone to cataracts?  It’s been estimated that one in four adults 45 years and older now takes a cholesterol-lowering statin drug.  Although the benefits of statins are well known, new evidence indicates that statin users are more than 50% likelier to develop age-related cataracts according […]

Saving Eyesight Through New Tools #2: Continuous IO Pressure Monitors – A Report from the CARES Conference @ Wills Eye Institute

Posted by Tom Cockley | Posted on October 17, 2012

How would you like to be able to monitor a glaucoma patient’s intraocular (IO) pressure every day?  Although at the present time glaucoma cannot be cured, it can often be treated by controlling intraocular (IO) pressures. Controlling IO pressures can save vision.  But how often can you, or do you, check your patients’ pressure? Is […]

A personal journey to Isaac-battered Louisiana

Posted by Tom Cockley | Posted on September 21, 2012

I am always so pleased that the vision care professionals we deal with – our customers – are in the ”business” to help people.  Several years ago I decided to join the amazing corps of American Red Cross volunteers that mobilize to help people here and around the world, providing relief to victims of disasters. […]

Great, early news about an innovative product! BLiNK uses eye movements for hands-free computer control – especially valuable for physically challenged patients.

Posted by Tom Cockley | Posted on July 16, 2012

I recently was introduced to an amazing product – the BLiNK eye-movement computer controller.  This wireless, lightweight, portable, clip-on device allows someone to control their computer or tablet using just eye movements – no need for a keyboard, mouse, trackball, or touch screen.  Imagine how this hands-free device can help physically impaired and challenged patients […]

Doctors and patients need to be wary of “bad science.”

Posted by Tom Cockley | Posted on July 2, 2012

Unite For Sight® is a non-profit global health delivery organization that empowers communities worldwide to improve eye health and eliminate preventable blindness.  Its very impressive record includes over 1,400,000 patients served; 54,577 sight-restoring surgeries performed; and 8,500 fellows trained. I read in one of its blog entries ( a post on “bad science” and how […]

Meet Sean Cockley. He’s here to help you with product quality, technical questions, and sales service and support.

Posted by Tom Cockley | Posted on June 29, 2012

I am very proud to introduce Sean Cockley, 4th generation of the Gulden family, and your contact for technical and quality questions, as well as product information and support at Gulden. Although Sean began working at Gulden full time this past year, if you ask him when he started at Gulden, he will probably tell you […]

Fact or Fiction? Self-driving cars will revolutionize the lives of the visually impaired.

Posted by Tom Cockley | Posted on June 20, 2012

Self-driving cars.  Wow!  Sounds like a concept from an old TV program like Knight Rider where “Kitt,” the Pontiac Trans Am, could drive itself!  Or the Batmobile in the Batman series!  However, the concept of self-driving cars has been in the news recently when Nevada became the first state to permit large scale testing of self-driving cars on its […]

Meet Colleen Carmody. She’s here to help you with customer service and support.

Posted by Tom Cockley | Posted on June 13, 2012

When you call Gulden the pleasant, helpful voice on the telephone will most likely belong to highly skilled Colleen Carmody in our customer service and support department.  Customers tell us that she is professional, very knowledgeable, and friendly. Colleen has been with us for a bit over two years.  She has an amazing knowledge not only of […]

We are planning for new tools to help you in your practice.

Posted by Tom Cockley | Posted on June 5, 2012

We have been actively soliciting ideas, challenges, and needs from eye care professionals since our company began nearly 75 years ago.  We have been converting many of those ideas into new ophthalmic tools that help professionals like you save time and provide better patient care. Last week I visited the Medical Design & Manufacturing Conference […]

How to convince a patient that a procedure, test, or follow-up care is valuable or essential. Enlist “help” to protect patients’ vision.

Posted by Tom Cockley | Posted on May 30, 2012

Some stories have good endings – becoming “lessons for life.” A professional involved in vision care told recently about encounters with a patient who was ignoring advice about cataract surgery.  He had been treating  this patient for many years.  He had warned him years ago that cataract surgery was imminent.  But even when vision began […]