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A One-Two Punch to Beat Dry Eye  5/15/2017

The ocular surface is a remarkable system. When it functions properly, an adequate quantity and quality of tears help the eye remain unnoticed by the person as the lids spread the tears across the surface, allowing light to enter the eye through a smooth refractive surface. And on this normal functioning ocular surface, contact lenses provide a remarkable option for vision correction. But, ...
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A War on Two Fronts: Combat Dry Eye and Allergy in Contact Lens Wearers  5/15/2017

As optometrists, we spend a great deal of our time trying to keep our contact lens wearers happy and comfortable. No matter how much effort we put into this, preventing dropout is often a struggle. While there are many reasons for dropout, two of the most common are dry eye and allergic eye disease. When both are present, it creates a significant clinical challenge.
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Deterring Discomfort Dropouts  5/15/2017

Eye care professionals battle contact lens discomfort (CLD) management on a daily basis. According to one survey about discontinuation of contact lens wear, 45% of those surveyed dropped out of wear within the first year, and 47% cited discomfort as the primary reason for dropping out. Studies show that nearly 15% to 30% of contact lens wearers drop out each year. One ...

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Five Ways to Connect Lens Care with Comfort  5/15/2017

Whether you’re working with a first-time contact lens patient or an existing wearer who is having difficulties, you need to play every card you hold if you want to win them over to long-term lens wear. During the contact lens fitting process, the influence of case systems on comfort is often sidelined for a proper fit and correction, and with a 24% contact lens dropout rate directly due ...
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Highlights from ARVO 2017: Abstract Review  5/15/2017

It’s a fast-paced world, for sure. Health care is advancing daily, and we—and our patients—continue to enjoy the fruits of researchers’ labors. Recently, investigators presented a full year’s worth of findings at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology’s (ARVO) meeting, held in Baltimore. Don’t you ...

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News  5/15/2017

Here is a snapshot of what is happening in the industry.
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Advances in Understanding Tear Film Dynamics  11/15/2016

Let’s gain some perspective on the components, modalities and methodology of dry eye.
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Breaking Habits  11/15/2016

Remain current with technological advancement so your patients and practices can thrive.

 

 

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Beat the Blepharitis Blues  10/15/2016

To understand and treat this common lid condition, make sure you’re clear on its many different presentations.
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Lids, Friction and Contact Lens Wear  10/15/2016

Does a relatively new phenomenon help explain contact lens discomfort?

 

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Put a Lid on CL Discomfort  10/15/2016

Know the signs, symptoms and treatment options for CLIDE and non-obvious MGD.

 

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The Chicken-and-Egg Problem of MGD and Contact Lens Wear  10/15/2016

Which came first, the dysfunction or the discomfort? Researchers aren’t sure, but clinicians need to manage them simultaneously.

 

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Targeted and Timely: The New Model of Dry Eye Care  9/15/2016

Point-of-care tests and advanced diagnostic imaging are helping doctors tackle it faster and more precisely than ever before.


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Building a Foundation for a Better Future: ARVO 2016 Abstract Review  6/15/2016

An expert weighs in on new ideas in the field of cornea and contact lens care.
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In Brief  6/15/2016

Here's a snapshot of what's happening in the industry.
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Ozone, Humidity Shown to Be Factors in Dry Eye Disease  4/15/2016

Certain air pollutants may affect the ocular surface.
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A Firm Foundation  3/15/2016

New mucin-enhancing drug could support tear film stability from the ground up. 
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Are You Allergic to Change?  3/15/2016

While getting past certain barriers to practice-building can take some effort, long-term benefits are worth it. 
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Double Trouble: When Allergy and Dry Eye Coexist  3/15/2016

If one presents hand-in-hand with the other, use these tips to differentiate and resolve.
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In Brief  3/15/2016

Here's a snapshot of what's happening in the industry.


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Scleral Lens Treatment for Keratoconic Dry Eye?  3/15/2016

Scleral contact lenses could be used to treat short-term dry eye.
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Springtime for Sclerals  3/15/2016

Once considered antiquated, this design has recently flourished as a way to help patients with ocular surface disease. 
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Dextenza on Deck  2/15/2016

Could the latest approach to steroid therapy conquer noncompliance once and for all?
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In Brief  2/15/2016

Here's a snapshot of what's happening in the industry.
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