March 2011


Is Beauty Skin Deep?

While the chemistry in makeup products has improved over the years, cosmetic-related ocular problems continue to persist. What’s your role in preventing cosmetic-related ailments?

MGD: Not the End of Contact Lens Wear

With early, accurate diagnosis and prescribed long-term treatment plans, practitioners can help reduce the contact lens dropout rate.

Think Globally, Treat Locally: Treating Allergic Rhinitis

For patients with mild to moderate allergic rhinitis, implement a preventative treatment strategy by first prescribing a topical ophthalmic antihistamine.

Topical Steroids and the Treatment of Dry Eye

With dry eye linked to ocular surface inflammation, short-term corticosteroids and long-term soft steroids are the most effective treatment to prescribe.

Minimizing Dropouts: What You Can Do

With this systematic approach, eye care practitioners can minimize dry eye issues and maximize comfortable contact lens wear to reduce the number of dropouts.


Derail Dropouts

Proper Nutrition Leads to Healthy Eyes

Research suggests that nutritional supplements like EFAs can optimize the ocular surface and promote long-term lens wear comfort.


The Ingenious Contact Lens

Fifty years after contact lenses were first invented, researchers are thinking of new ways the polymer material can be used.

Gas-Permeable Strategies

Breaking Conventional Wisdom

While toric gas-permeable lenses are generally not prescribed for post-PK patients, that should not be considered a hard-and-fast rule.

Lens Care Update

Going Off-Label

A second use of sodium chloride inhalation vials is recommended for rinsing and inserting contact lenses.

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Dietary Supplements


In the News

Here is a snapshot of what is happening in the industry.

Out of the Box

First Impressions

Although sometimes undervalued, your receptionist is pivotal in the continued growth and success of your practice.

To the Point

What's the Solution?