End of the year is chaotic with holidays, family and friends: but don’t loose your benefits. If you have vision insurance or a medical FSA the time may expire soon. Glasses, contact lenses, and eye treatments are medical expenses. Please call the office to make an appointment to use your benefits.
The does and don’ts of wearing contact lenses with eye make up are summarized well in the link attached to this post. Dr.’s Cler and Cook are often asked questions regarding safe practices but as neither routinely wears make up, the attached article by a woman optometrist is very helpful.
Symptoms of dry eye include burning, scratching, redness, and even excess tearing. Allergies, aging, weather, and visual stress can exacerbate symptoms. Often times contributing factors include incomplete blinking and not blinking often enough. The digital environment- computers, laptops, and cellphones- are especially symptomatic. Increasing blink frequency and blink completeness can significantly reduce symptoms. Blink exercises help reduce symptoms of dry eye when done frequently on a daily basis.