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Solutions and Lens Care





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Out With the Old  6/15/2014

The FDA has completely revised its contact lens solution testing—a dramatic step forward in ensuring patient safety. 
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Wash Away Your Old Hygiene Strategy  5/15/2014

Early impressions of a new eyelid cleansing option to help keep your patients’ eyes clean and microbe-free. 
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A Crack in the Surface  4/15/2014

Improper lens care by your GP wearers can lead to expensive, unnecessary remakes. Educate patients on proper care techniques to prevent these costly situations.
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Through Thick and Thin  3/15/2014

Heavy mucin build-up can complicate scleral lens wear. A few quick cleaning tips can reduce mucous production and improve long-term success.
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10 Ways to Avoid Contact Lens Complications  1/15/2014

Clinical tips to keep contact lens wearers complication-free.
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Are Solutions Actually the Problem?  1/15/2014

Contact lens solutions have the potential to cause a wide range of complications.
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The Cost of Compliance  11/15/2013

The cost of non-compliance can be much higher than we think.


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Contact Lens Solutions 101  10/15/2013

Take a step back and revisit the basics of contact lens solutions.
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Are We Condoning Non-compliance?  9/16/2013

Promote healthy daily disposable contact lens use.

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Continuous Wear Revisited: What’s the Case for It?  6/15/2013

Careful patient selection and education can make this a viable option for more people than you might believe.
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Does Lubricity = Biocompatibility?  6/15/2013

Can we finally tackle the challenge of patient dropout with an emphasis on contact lens “lubricity” and its effect on comfort?
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My Preferred Replacement Schedule is…  6/15/2013

Five doctors, five opinions on the ideal contact lens replacement schedule.
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Addicted to Oxy  5/15/2013

This patient developed medicamentosa from chronic, long-term oxymetazoline use.
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BAK Tracking  5/15/2013

Consider a preservative-free option when appropriate.
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Biocompatibility: Buzzword or Breakthrough?  5/15/2013

It’s both! Or at least it has the potential to be. Here’s a closer look at the concepts.
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SiHy Challenges FDA Solution Testing  4/14/2013

A new subdivision separating silicone hydrogels into their own lens category is the first step in addressing the need to test solutions with lenses.
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A New and Improved FDA Regulation  3/14/2013

Contact lens solutions will now be subjected to more comprehensive “real world” testing.

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Carpe Diem: Why the Time is Right For Daily Disposables  3/14/2013

Clinical observations and scientific data lead this optometrist to believe it’s well over time to seize the opportunity that daily lens replacement offers.


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Dry Eye Treatment: The Unusual Suspects  3/14/2013

New breakthroughs in OTC drops, anti-inflammatory therapies and nutrition may help practitioners better treat recalcitrant dry eye.

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In the News  3/14/2013

Here is a snapshot of what is happening in the industry.
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Is it Time to Expand the FDA Safety Net?  3/14/2013

The past decade has highlighted the need to revise solution testing to evaluate safety measures and potential hygienic behaviors.
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Matching the Right Tear with the Right Patient  1/8/2013

Consider artificial tears as the “first responders” when treating patients who present with ocular discomfort.


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A How-To Guide: Scleral GP Lens Care  1/8/2013

From non-preserved saline solutions to eliminating bubbles before insertion, gas-permeable lenses have their own rules for successful wear.


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