Author Archives: Sarah Guthrie

The CLEAR reports – clarity, consensus, and cogitation

Dr Manbir Nagra is an optometrist, educator, and researcher based in the UK. She is the immediate past-chair of the British & Irish University and College Contact Lens Educators (BUCCLE), and is also Certificate Programme Lead with the British Contact … Continue reading

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Summary – Contact Lens Evidence-based Academic Report

In April 2021, the Contact Lens Evidence-base Academic Reports (CLEAR), an initiative led by the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA), were published in a special edition of Contact Lens and Anterior Eye. The 11 reports were coordinated by 10 committee … Continue reading

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Comfort and vision correlations in daily disposable multifocal lenses

Sarah Guthrie is a senior research associate at the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE), in the School of Optometry & Vision Science at the University of Waterloo, Canada. Presented at BCLA 2021, this conference highlight is adapted from … Continue reading

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CLEAR Summary

Each CLEAR paper tackles a separate area related to contact lens practice. The summary below brings together the key points across all of those reports to help inform evidence-based practice. This practical guide walks through the steps of a typical … Continue reading

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Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis

Laura M Periman, MD completed her medical school, ophthalmology residency and Cornea/Refractive Surgery fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.  She is the Founder and Director of Dry Eye Services and Clinical Research and the Ocular Surface Disease … Continue reading

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Allergy and dry eye disease

Katherine M. Mastrota is the Director of Optometry for the NY Hotel Trade Council Employee Benefit Funds. With a special interest in anterior segment/ocular surface disease, Dr. Mastrota has lectured and published on these and other topics. She contributes regularly … Continue reading

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The ex-vivo drug amount of an antihistamine releasing contact lens

Summarising the ARVO 2020 presentation of Brian Pallwith co-authors, Shivkumar Mahadevan, Azaam Alli, Frank Yi, Charis Lau and Paul Gomes Ocular allergy is a pervasive condition reported in 20-40% of the US population, with a similar prevalence worldwide.1,2 A contact … Continue reading

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A contemporary look at allergic conjunctivitis

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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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