Children’s Eye Health: Looking out for Eye Safety


In our last post about children’s eye health, we focused on the importance of regular eye exams. As we near the end of Prevent Blindness America’s (PBA) Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, we turn to keeping eyes safe at home.

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Why August is the Time to Look into Kids’ Eye Health


As the summer winds down and kids gear up for a new school season, parents have a lot on their plates. It’s time to stock up on pens, notebooks, and maybe a new calculator. However, one of the most valuable learning tools that children have at...

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Katherine Mastrota, MS, OD, FAAO, on the Benefits of Daily Lid Hygiene


Few people are aware of the importance of a daily lid hygiene regimen, but those with dry eye disease, allergies, and other conditions that cause eyelid irritation may benefit greatly from the use of lid hygiene products.

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Study: Occlusion Therapy May Reduce Dry Eye in Contact Lens Wearers


Over 30 million Americans wear contact lenses (“Contact Lenses:  Fast Facts”), but many are unaware of the relationship between contacts and dry eye disease.

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Whitney Hauser, OD, on Relief from Dry Skin Around the Eyes


Many patients with symptoms of dry eye disease also experience dry, irritated skin around the eyes. Whitney Hauser, OD, has noticed this is often the case within her practice.

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Dry Eye article by Larry E. Patterson, MD, published in Advanced Ocular Care


A recent Advanced Ocular Care article by Larry E. Patterson, MD, “Rethinking First-Line Treatment for Dry Eye Disease,” discusses the importance of a holistic treatment approach for patients with dry eye. Patterson notes that cases of dry eye...

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Hasenin Al-Khersan Shares His Thoughts on the ASCRS•ASOA Conference


2016 Koch Kellan Scholar Hasenin Al-khersan was invited to attend the 2016 ASCRSASOS annual meeting in New Orleans on behalf of Paragon BioTeck, Inc. In addition to hearing about the latest techniques and innovations from ophthalmic leaders, Mr....

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Dr. Larry Patterson on Eyelid Health and Hydration


People with dry eye disease, meibomian gland dysfunction, or blepharitis often have dry skin around their eyes.

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Paragon BioTeck, Inc., Punctal Occlusion Products Now Available for Purchase on the ShoutStore


Portland, Ore., June 24, 2016 – Paragon BioTeck, Inc., announced today that it will now offer the Comfortear® punctal occlusion product line, including the long-term Comfortear® Punctum Plugs and the Comfortear® Lacrisolve® 180 Absorbable Punctum...

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Dr. Paul Karpecki on Eyelid Hygiene in Patients with Dry Eye Disease


Lid hygiene is a sometimes overlooked, but increasingly important aspect of the overall management of dry eye disease (DED).

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