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Magazine’s Ophthalmology Rankings: Valid or Just a “Beauty Contest?”




U.S. News & World evaluations are based solely on reputation.

Healio has posed a provocative question about the that U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” ranking for ophthalmology as a specialty: “valid barometer or beauty contest? “Ophthalmology is one of the four specialties judged by reputation only … by a limited number of board-certified ophthalmologists.” By excluding objective clinical or outcomes data, some doubt the validity of the rankings, which can translate to “significant increase in philanthropic contributions by donors,” says Eduardo C. Alfonso, MD, chairman of the top-ranked Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami. Although Alfonso believes the ranking of his facility is appropriate, he’d like to see “some objective criteria that can be statistically validated.”

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Crizal® Sapphire™ HR: Invisible Shield of Protection

Your patients’ main concerns of anti-glare, scratch resistance, and easiness to clean are covered. Crizal Sapphire HR, the latest and most advanced product in the Crizal No-Glare range, is now widely available across lab networks and through all major managed vision care providers. Crizal Sapphire HR is available with Essilor’s advanced lens designs such as Varilux® progressive lenses and Eyezen® enhanced single vision lenses. Click here to learn more. *External laboratory tests and internal technical tests – 2020. Compared to the competitor most known lens-brands by consumers (2019 external brand tracking in 11 countries). The word ’overall’ refers to anti-reflective coatings important criteria, ranked through an external quantitative consumer study – 2019.

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