Author Archives: Sarah Guthrie

COVID-19 and contact lens wear: what do eye care practitioners and patients need to know?

Karen Walsh is the Professional Education Team Leader and Clinical Scientist at the Centre for Ocular Research & Education, (CORE) based at the University of Waterloo, Canada. She has previously worked as a Professional Affairs Manager in the contact lens … Continue reading

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Hand hygiene is linked to microbial keratitis and corneal inflammatory events

Karen Walsh is the Professional Education Team Leader and Clinical Scientist at the Centre for Ocular Research & Education, (CORE) based at the University of Waterloo, Canada. She has previously worked as a Professional Affairs Manager in the contact lens … Continue reading

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The effect of adding ‘no water’ stickers to contact lens cases

Dr. Arshad received her PhD from the School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW, Sydney, Australia in 2020. After graduating with a BSc(h) Optom in 2011 from Pakistan, Dr. Arshad completed her M.Phil thesis in 2015. Dr. Arshad has worked … Continue reading

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Supporting good habits for contact lens wearers

Produced by CORE, and available through contact lens update, there are three patient handouts which eye care practitioners can download, print, and make use of in practice. The first helps wearers of reusable contact lenses take the correct steps to … Continue reading

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Contact Lens Compendium

The Contact Lens Compendium is an up-to-date listing of contact lenses and solutions available in Canada.  It is available for free as a searchable online database for Canadian eye care professionals.  The 2020 issue is now available to download.

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Contact lens biosensors: Can we sense our tears?

Download PDF Chau-Minh Phan is a research scientist at the Centre for Ocular Research & Education, and co-founder of Tricolops Technology and OcuBlink Inc. His research interests primarily focus on developing biomaterials for ocular drug delivery and in vitro eye … Continue reading

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Management of ocular allergy itch with an antihistamine-releasing contact lens

Download PDF Alex Hui, OD, PhD, GradCertOcTher, FAAO, is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at UNSW Sydney. He completed his optometry training and PhD at the University of Waterloo and the Centre for Contact … Continue reading

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Beyond 20/20 vision: the Mojo smart lens

Download PDF Chau-Minh Phan is a research scientist at the Centre for Ocular Research & Education, and co-founder of Tricolops Technology and OcuBlink Inc. His research interests primarily focus on developing biomaterials for ocular drug delivery and in vitro eye … Continue reading

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Defining the GP material of the future

Download PDF Dr Langis Michaud graduated from École d’optométrie de l’Université de Montréal. He is a full professor and has practiced there since 2001, as the chief of the contact lens department. It is difficult to predict the future for … Continue reading

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Practitioner Reference: Diagnosis and classification of dry eye disease

Our two-sided reference has been designed to be printed out and kept for use in practice. Side one summarizes the TFOS DEWS II diagnostic algorithm, providing additional information on what to consider during patient screening, when assessing homeostasis markers and … Continue reading

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