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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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Contact Lenses for Children… Are you OK with that? Reply

kids and contact lenses

When fitting contact lenses in children, how much consideration do you put on the psychological impact?  There is plenty of research to show that myopic children, wearing contact lenses, have a more positive outlook on their physical appearance, athletic and social skills1.  While the psychological advantages would never trump health concerns it is something we cannot overlook.

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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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