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Tear Film: What Does It Do & Why Does It Matter?

When it comes to our eyes, one of the first issues we notice is if they’re dry. Whether it’s caused from environmental factors like wind or air conditioning or from an eye health issue like Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), dry, irritated eyes can make anyone uncomfortable. While this is a common issue, few people know that this dryness and irritation is dependent on the health and balance of your tear film. Continue reading Tear Film: What Does It Do & Why Does It Matter?

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The Intangibles: Why Patients Choose Contacts

If you currently prescribe contact lenses in your practice, you know that there are a lot of reasons patients can drop off. Whether it’s the difficulty of putting them in or the decline in comfort throughout the day, patients can run into a number of common contact lens issues. Despite these issues, many patients prefer contacts over glasses, and a survey mentioned in a Review of Optometric Business article reveals the more intangible reasons for this. Continue reading The Intangibles: Why Patients Choose Contacts

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The Ugly Truth About Fish Oil

For years now, fish oil has been a popular supplement. It’s been shown to have several health benefits, specifically, the Omega-3s contained within it, including some for heart, brain, and of course, eye health! Fish oil is a common remedy for people suffering from occasional dry eye symptoms like dryness, irritation, redness, burning, and grittiness. But fish oil is fish oil, right? Wrong. Not all fish oil is created equal, and the lower the quality, the worse off you might be. Continue reading The Ugly Truth About Fish Oil