The aesthetics industry is a growing market and Derek Cunningham, OD, FAAO, and Walter Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO, say it represents an opportunity for eyecare practitioners (ECPs) to become the leading experts in ocular aesthetics.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently told Women’s Health magazine that the reason some swimmers get red eyes after a dip in the pool isn’t the chlorine—it’s the urine in the water.
Contact lenses are a large part of any general eye care practice. It is one source of great pride and satisfaction when a patient new to contact lenses first sees clearly without his spectacles, and we all enjoy seeing that epiphany. Yet, like with all experiences, the new soon wears off, and those patients who started out with the best of intentions regarding their contact lens wear and care can slip into some not-so-healthy habits.