The power of the celebrity spokesperson In the past when you thought of Jennifer Aniston, the girl-next-door character Rachel from Friends would come to mind. Uncover patient lifestyle habits that lead to OSD A day in the life of a female patient provides clues that can help Complementary and alternative medicine help dry eye patients With the exponential increase of interest in dry eye or ocular surface disease (OSD) among physicians and the industry, we are fortunate to have access to exciting new diagnostic and imaging technology as well as new treatment options and therapeutics for some of our most frustrated patients. 4 reasons to use a compounding pharmacy September 21, 2016 By Jill Autry OD RPh There are four reasons to opt for a compounding pharmacy instead of reach for your Rx pad: strength, form, ingredients, and function. How to get non-symptomatic dry eye patients to comply with treatment September 09, 2016 By Scott Schachter OD Dr. Scott Schachter offers advice on how to better manage non-symptomatic dry eye patients and encourage them to comply with your treatment plan Incorporating meibomian gland imaging September 08, 2016 By Eric Botts OD Adding this technology can improve your diagnosis and better educate your patients Exploring link between sleep habits, dry eye September 01, 2016 By Nancy Groves Sleep position may be correlated with the severity of dry eye symptoms, suggests a new study. Getting beyond the surface in ocular surface disease September 01, 2016 By Laura M. Periman MD Ocular surface disease (OSD) is a prevalent, chronic, and progressive condition with an often multifactorial etiology. A comprehensive approach to detection, treatment, and monitoring is required. Contact lenses and dry eye: Cause or remedy? Contact lens wearers are dropping out for comfort and vision reasons. Contact lenses can be considered a significant cause of these symptoms if they contribute to an unstable tear film or trigger inflammatory reactions. Why accountable contact lens fitting matters August 16, 2016 By Crystal Brimer OD In order to properly care for our contact lens patients, we have to take responsibility for the changes that are occurring in the tear film under the lens.