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Contact Lenses and Ultraviolet Light: Are You Protected? Reply

Ultraviolet Radiation

How harmful is ultraviolet light? From the perspective of an eye care professional, excessive exposure to this form of radiation can have serious effects on ocular surface1.  Known as photokeratitis, or ultraviolet keratitis, this painful eye condition can result in a compromised corneal epithelium, inflammation, edema and decreased acuity3.

Symptoms secondary to ultraviolet exposure are evident when an eye is insufficiently protected from ultraviolet rays.  While this condition is mostly seen in extreme cases, it is always important to be cognizant of our corneas exposure to this potentially harmful radiation. Read more

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Assessing Dryness in the Contact Lens Practice Reply

Schirmers Test

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Practitioners… As we all know, being an effective contact lens fitter requires more than just understanding materials and solutions.  We have all been trained to respect these medical devices and we all know that a thorough ocular health evaluation is equally as important.   With experience we quickly see that understanding the ocular surface is not only warranted for good ocular health, but it has a direct relationship on patient comfort and acuity. Read more

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