Author Archives: Sarah Guthrie

Contact Lens Compendium

The Contact Lens Compendium is an up-to-date listing of contact lenses and solutions available in either Canada or the USA.  It is available for free as a searchable online database for Canadian/American eye care professionals.  The 2021 issue is now … Continue reading

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Meibomian Gland Morphology Questions & Answers

Andrew D. Pucker, OD, PhD, FAAO, FSLS earned his OD, MS, and PhD degrees from The Ohio State University, and he is currently an Assistant Professor and Chief of the Myopia Control Clinic at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. … Continue reading

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The Association Between Meibomian Gland Dropout and Dry Eyes in Contact Lens Wearers

Andrea Lasby, OD, FAAO, FSLS graduated with a Doctor of Optometry at the University of Waterloo in 2013. She completed a Cornea and Contact Lens Residency at Northeastern State University, Oklahoma College of Optometry, in 2014. Dr. Lasby currently practices … Continue reading

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The Effect of Marginal Eyeliner Use on Tears and Meibomian Gland Function

Dr. Mariam Alkawally is the current Ocular Disease Resident at Empire Eye and Laser Center in Bakersfield, California. Dr. Alkawally obtained her dual OD/MS degree at SCCO under the tutelage of Dr. Jerry Paugh, her thesis being on the effect … Continue reading

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Case Study: Utilizing Meibography to Address Contact Lens Intolerance

Andrea Lasby, OD, FAAO, FSLS graduated with a Doctor of Optometry at the University of Waterloo in 2013. She completed a Cornea and Contact Lens Residency at Northeastern State University, Oklahoma College of Optometry, in 2014. Dr. Lasby currently practices … Continue reading

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A Year in Review: A Global Perspective on the Most Extraordinary of Years in Clinical Practice

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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Face coverings and mask to minimise droplet dispersion and aerosolisation: a video case study

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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Increase in Dry Eye Symptoms Among Middle and High School Students After Initiation of Online Learning Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

American Academy of Optometry, Oct 2020, Poster Amy Nau, Olivia Nau, Reeti Rawal,Korb & Associates, Korb Research, Boston PurposeMeibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is the most common cause of evaporative dry eye in adults and more recently has been shown to … Continue reading

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Infographic: Mask Associated Dry Eye (MADE)

While wearing a mask is important in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19, it can impact ocular comfort. First coined by an Ophthalmologist in the US, this particular sequelae has been termed mask associated dry eye, or ‘MADE’.1 If … Continue reading

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Scleral Lens Update: Current and Future Applications

Dr. Melissa Barnett is a principal optometrist at the University of California, Davis Eye Center and is Past President of The Scleral Lens Education Society. Drs. Melissa Barnett and Lynette Johns authored and edited the book Contemporary Scleral Lenses: Theory … Continue reading

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