Saturday, February 25, 2012

Spring Allergies

The calendar still says February, but we are starting to see patients with spring 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.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Online Eyeglasses

A recent study led by Pacific University and State University of New York investigated the safety and compliance of prescription eyeglasses ordered by the public online.  Two hundred pairs of eyeglasses were ordered by the investigators.  Nearly half of the prescription eyeglasses delivered directly by online vendors did not meet either the optical or safety requirements.

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