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Are ‘Blue Blocking’ Contact Lenses A New Way of Combating Digital Eye Strain? Reply

The Vision Council

Lately, the literature has been flooded with articles surrounding digital eye strain.  Is this a topic that comes up in your practice? Hindsight is 20/20/20: Protect Your Eyes from Digital Devices is the name of a new report from The Vision Council, which examines the extent to which we have let digital devices into our lives and the potential for negative effects on our eyes and sight.

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Promising Results for Reducing “Dry Eye” With Phospholipid Sprays Reply

Tears Again

Fiona Stapleton is the senior author of a recent report out of Australia, revealing the results of a study that indicate that increasing the amount of lipids in the eyes could reduce the condition that is commonly referred to as “dry eye.” Read more

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Where Are Your Contact Lens Patients Getting Their Advice? Reply

Pharmacy

Quite often when we have a contact lens patient in our office complaining of dry eye, they have already started some type of treatment.  How are they making the decision of where to start?  Who is guiding them in the discussions of brands and options?  If they aren’t getting that advice from you, then where?

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Psychological Factors Affecting The Contact Lens Fit Reply

Tear Lab

As practitioners we do an awful lot to keep our contact lens patient comfortable and staying in their lenses.  We have tools that help us assess the integrity of the tear film like Tear Lab, Schirmers Test and various staining dyes.  We have high powered devices like slit lamps, keratometers and topographers that help us assess lens fit and condition.  We even have the latest technology in lens materials and solutions.  But still, this isn’t enough for some people.  A previous study in Optometry Vision Science looked to target yet another component that might be affecting our fits.  A psychological one.

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Managing the Ocular Surface is Vital in Beating Contact Lens Dropout Reply

Omega 3

A recent poll within TheRightContact.com asked practitioners to rate the most common cause of dryness in their contact lens patients. An overwhelming majority of practitioners reported that ocular surface disease was the major culprit. This poll speaks to the discussion many professionals are having about managing this large cause of contact lens dropout. While our industry continues to provide us with latest in materials and solutions, we quickly learn we can never be completely successful until we fully manage ocular surface conditions. Read more

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