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Can Makeup Cause Dry Eye?

Can Makeup Cause Dry Eye?

When it comes to eyes, what products you put on or around them can have a significant impact on your dry eye signs and symptoms. More recent studies of common cosmetic ingredients also raise concerns regarding overall “cytotoxicity, genotoxicity, mutagenicity,...

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What You Need To Know About Lash Growth Serums

What You Need To Know About Lash Growth Serums

By Michele Pendrak   Before the COVID-19 pandemic, I felt the need to create an entire handout for my patients about lash growth serums. This is because everything eyelashes had become so popular. Lash bars were popping up everywhere, eyelash extensions were...

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Digital Eye Strain and Dry Eye

Digital Eye Strain and Dry Eye

Looking back on 2020…If you weren’t working long hours on the computer before the pandemic, the likelihood is that you now are.  Long hours on the computer often equates to all sorts of eye issues. Who knew that one of the unintended hazards of social distancing would...

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Aging Eyes

Aging Eyes

Our eyes are organs which function to receive and focus light and then transforms that photic energy to signals that are sent to the brain. The visual process starts as light enters the cornea, through the aqueous humor and on to the lens, then through the central...

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Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

For years I have been treating dry eye and feeling like there was something . . . missing.  I knew there was more I could be doing for more dry eye patients. Turns out - it was as simple as light all along! And it’s finally here! Can you feel my excitement? (Side note...

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Protecting Your Eyes At The Beach

Protecting Your Eyes At The Beach

Last summer I spent a morning of my beach vacation driving 20 minutes inland to an optometrist’s office so we could dig sand out of my 7 year old’s eye.  Me - the eye doctor!  The irony was not lost on me. And while it was nice to meet a colleague, this was obviously...

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