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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 […]

You can significantly help your diabetic patients protect their vision.

Posted by Tom Cockley | Posted on May 15, 2012

As you probably know, diabetics are at a higher risk for glaucoma, optic neuropathy, and cataracts and are more likely to suffer visual loss from the effects of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of new-onset blindness among working-age people in the United States. The National Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes […]

New research reports on which benefits vision care professionals seek most in ophthalmic products & services.

Posted by Tom Cockley | Posted on April 28, 2012

We just completed a research study to find out what vision care professionals need and want in the tools used in their practices.  We surveyed: General Ophthalmologists Surgical Ophthalmologists General and Specialty Optometrists Clinic, Hospital-based, and Other Professionals   There were three important aspects we surveyed in the research: What are the most important attributes […]

Our Illuminated Near Card featured in new Optometric Management article.

Posted by Tom Cockley | Posted on March 27, 2012

Dr. William McCoy, in his recently published article in Optometric Management, “Provide An Illuminating Exam,” describes the use of Gulden’s Illuminated Near Letter Card in patient examinations and monitoring.  (Click here to read the article)  He describes how this tool presents conditions that many patients confront today – backlit screens and displays on computers, smart phones, televisions and monitors, […]

Office Decor – Love It or Hate It?

Posted by Tom Cockley | Posted on March 21, 2012

Ideas You Can Use! My friend Rick told me about a recent visit to his eye doctor.  He has been going to the same doctor at the same office for nearly 20 years.  He knows that our company provides eye care specialists with equipment and supplies that help save time and provide better patient care […]

News You Can Use! Color Vision Screening: High tech and Higher tech!

Posted by Tom Cockley | Posted on March 2, 2012

For over 50 years we have been supplying color vision testing devices and kits to quickly and easily detect and categorize color vision deficiencies.  Our screening products provide rapid, immediate screening results that are valuable to the eyecare professional and patient alike. NEWS FLASH I am excited to report on a new “higher tech” colorblindness […]

“Replication” is key to patient monitoring

Posted by Tom Cockley | Posted on February 15, 2012

An article in the New Yorker last year dealt with the possible demise of the scientific method as we know it.  It describes the “decline effect” and how many research results are later proven un-reliable or un-replicable. One of the principles of the scientific method is that experimental results should be replicable.  Research or experiments, in order […]