Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fall eye allergies

We are beginning to see fall eye allergies. The eyedrop ketotifin was one of our favorite prescription medications for eye allergies and is now available OTC. Brand names include Alaway, Zaditor, Claritin Eye and Zyrtec Eye. If you try one of these and still have itchy eyes, call our office and we can help with a prescription eyedrop.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Contact lens advice

Two recent studies of current contact lens wearers found habits that put the eye at risk. Nearly half of contact lens wearers in the study groups admitted to not washing their hands before touching the lens, and 25% do not empty the contact lens case in the morning and store the case wet. This gives bacteria a big advantage. Need a quick review? Check out this page written for new contact lens wearers.

Link to full advice