When ODs think about dry eye, they quickly associate classic demographics: Over-40 menopausal female patients taking a high number of medications or individuals with autoimmune disease.
Whitney Hauser, OD
One of the questions I’m most commonly ask is “Why dry eye?”—why is dry eye the condition to which you chose to dedicate your career?
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Optometrists see a large disparity between the prevalence of dry eye disease and the number of patients who are treated.1 ODs know that they need to jump in with both feet, but that’s easier than it sounds.
Certainly, one would assume that nothing could be safer than a product designed for use with children. Television commercials with smiling, happy babies covered in frothy bubbles imply the product is harmless. Ubiquitous marketing alone creates a subconscious sense of safety for both doctor and patient.
Apple claimed that iOS7 makes the things you do every day even easier, faster, and more enjoyable. Shortly after many iPhone users downloaded the new platform, they did not report a more enjoyable experience. In fact, they reported dizziness, headaches and nausea.