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Coping with Contact Lens Discomfort  2/15/2018

Lens material and solution choices are part of the equation, but there is more to be considered. Here’s how TFOS DEWS II can help.
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Look Out for Iatrogenic Dry Eye  2/15/2018

This article discusses new findings in iatrogenic dry eye and how you can use them to better serve your patients.
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Making the Diagnosis with the TFOS DEWS II  2/15/2018

Here’s how the report’s definition, classification system and diagnostic algorithm for dry eye can be used in your practice.
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The Global Burden of Dry Eye  2/15/2018

This article explores the clinical implications of new findings on the epidemiology of the disease and how they might help us diagnose and manage DED.
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The Tear Film: More Complex Than You May Realize  2/15/2018

What we once considered a three-part structure really has two highly interdependent layers in tenous balance, vulnerable to osmolarity and inflammatory changes.
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Contact Lens Care: Advice from an Expert  11/15/2017

As we look to the future of contact lens safety, it’s important to remember our past and how it shaped our present.
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Contact Lens-associated Red Eye: Causes and Corrections  11/15/2017

These cases can be challenging, but they don’t always have to be.
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Extended Wear: Still an Option?  11/15/2017

This modality was all the rage until concerns arose. Is it still worth fitting patients with these contact lenses?

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Keratoprosthesis: When Standard Transplants Fail  11/15/2017

Here’s what you need to know about this specialized procedure for treating blinding corneal disease when traditional therapies don’t work.

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Managing Microbial Keratitis  11/15/2017

Early identification and treatment is crucial when dealing with these infections.

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A Closer Look at Corneal Inlays  9/15/2017

This article focuses on corneal inlays in the marketplace and how they are making a difference in the lives of presbyopic patients.
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Combining Optics and Comfort: Piggyback and Hybrid Lenses  9/15/2017

Although scleral lenses are the new trend, some patients might do better with piggybacking and hybrid contact lenses to improve vision and comfort and maintain long-term corneal health.
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Expand Your Horizons: Think GPs for Presbyopes  9/15/2017

This article reviews multifocal GP lens designs, including new hybrid and scleral multifocal options, and how to best incorporate them in everyday optometric practice.
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Sclerals & GPs: How to Build a Better Lens Fitting Experience  9/15/2017

Scleral and gas permeable contact lenses have opened up a new realm of possibilities to provide patients with improved vision correction and relief for dryness, so it’s no surprise practitioner interest is booming. 
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Starting Up with GPs: Use Your Resources  9/15/2017

Here is a closer look at what’s out there to help practitioners add GP lenses to their repertoires. 

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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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Contact Lenses and Comfort: It’s a Material World  5/15/2017

Influenced by clinical feedback that discomfort is the number one cause of dropout, the latest contact lenses have evolved significantly to improve ocular comfort. Researchers have been trying to improve comfort by increasing water content, decreasing the modulus, lowering contact angle hysteresis and adding surface coatings and plasma treatments. They are also unsure if lubricity is the ...

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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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It's All About the Tear Film  5/15/2017

We love our contact lenses. They improve our vision and looks while also helping us win on the athletic field. But we also hate our contact lenses, especially when they cause ocular irritation. Successful contact lens wear is multifactorial, and one of the leading factors is lens wettability. Research shows a dysfunctional tear film is associated with complaints of ocular discomfort and ...

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An Abnormal Cornea: A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words  3/15/2017

Assessing corneal shape and integrity can be tricky, but the right tools can make all the difference when diagnosing corneal disease.
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Cosmetic Contact Lenses for the Deformed Iris  3/15/2017

This simple alternative provides added benefits.
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Specialty Contact Lenses: Treat Your Keratoconus Patients Right  3/15/2017

Here’s an in-depth look at the wide range of options now available.
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STUMPED: Demystifying Congenital Corneal Anomalies  3/15/2017

Understanding the history of corneal anomalies and where they occur are important steps in preventing long-term complications.
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