Issue 23

Makeup: Impact on ocular health

What does research show about the effect of cosmetics on the eye? In this edition of Contact Lens Update, Alison Ng explains how it can impact the tear film and meibomian glands, among other concerns; Nadine Furtado reviews a article about the impact of eye cosmetics on ocular comfort (Ng 2012), and we share the highlights of a study examining the impact of cosmetics on contact lens performance. Download our patient handout providing eye makeup tips for people who wear contact lenses!