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A War on Two Fronts: Combat Dry Eye and Allergy in Contact Lens Wearers  5/15/2017

As optometrists, we spend a great deal of our time trying to keep our contact lens wearers happy and comfortable. No matter how much effort we put into this, preventing dropout is often a struggle. While there are many reasons for dropout, two of the most common are dry eye and allergic eye disease. When both are present, it creates a significant clinical challenge.
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Allergy and CLs: The Seasonal Battle  5/15/2017

Spring always comes with the good—warm weather and outdoor activities—and the bad—ocular allergies. Our offices see a noticeable uptick in complaints of itchy, watery, red eyes and an inability to wear contact lenses comfortably, if at all.
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Five Ways to Connect Lens Care with Comfort  5/15/2017

Whether you’re working with a first-time contact lens patient or an existing wearer who is having difficulties, you need to play every card you hold if you want to win them over to long-term lens wear. During the contact lens fitting process, the influence of case systems on comfort is often sidelined for a proper fit and correction, and with a 24% contact lens dropout rate directly due ...
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Daily Disposables: Effective From Allergy to Astigmatism  2/15/2017

More patients than you might think can benefit from this contact lens modality.
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In Brief  5/15/2016

Here's a snapshot of research from the industry.
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Managing the Complex Allergic Reaction  3/22/2016

Understanding the pathophysiology of ocular allergic responses is paramount to determining optimal therapy. Here's a review.
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Understanding Ophthalmic Antihistamines and Histamine Receptors  3/15/2016

Experts discuss the complex mechanics of the human allergic reaction.
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A Firm Foundation  3/15/2016

New mucin-enhancing drug could support tear film stability from the ground up. 
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Are You Allergic to Change?  3/15/2016

While getting past certain barriers to practice-building can take some effort, long-term benefits are worth it. 
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Double Trouble: When Allergy and Dry Eye Coexist  3/15/2016

If one presents hand-in-hand with the other, use these tips to differentiate and resolve.
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Scratching the Itch  3/15/2016

Ocular allergies can complicate contact lens fittings. Here’s how to manage them.
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Dextenza on Deck  2/15/2016

Could the latest approach to steroid therapy conquer noncompliance once and for all?
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'Tis the Season  5/15/2015

Managing occasional allergy symptoms is just as important as alleviating persistent problems in preventing contact lens dropout.
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Cyclosporine — Not Just for Dry Eye?  5/15/2015

Literature suggests this immunosuppressant may be suited to treat more conditions than you might think.
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A Sneak Peek at Next-gen Drugs to Treat Allergic Conjunctivitis  3/15/2015

Researchers continue to make strides in reducing the impact of this common condition. Here’s a look at the latest steps.
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Mastering the Mechanics of Ocular Allergy  3/15/2015

An expert reveals the complex inner workings of this seemingly simple condition, to help you deliver appropriately targeted therapy.
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Rethinking GPC: A New Look at an Old Problem  3/15/2015

How well do you know this common contact lens complication?
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Unmasking the Dry Eye Masqueraders  3/15/2015

A patient presents with all the classic signs of dry eye disease. But what if it’s not that simple?


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Environmental Considerations: How The World and the Ocular Surface Relate  3/15/2016

Keeping in mind potential external factors can help you better regulate your patient’s eye health.
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