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For parents who ask if their child is more likely than an adult to get an infiltrate from contact lens wear…
The short answer: No. A review published in Optometry and Vision Science examined data from a wide range of studies on contact lens wear in the pediatric population. They found “the overall picture is that the incidence of corneal infiltrative events in children is no higher than in adults.”

For your AMD patients who have trouble swallowing pills…
Alcon introduced a chewable supplement: SYSTANE ICAPS Chew-able AREDS2 Eye Vitamin.

For your dry eye patients…
Allergan received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Adminis-tration to market TrueTear, its new dry eye treatment device. The-handheld intranasal neurostimulator provides a temporary increase in tear production that can last up to four hours.

For your allergy patients…
A generic version of Alcon Laboratories’ Pataday (olopatadine hydro-cholride) is now available from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Also, the FDA has approved a new drug application for Zerviate from Nicox S.A. The second-generation antihistamine (H1 receptor antagonist) contains cetirizine, the active ingredient in Zyrtec. Dos-ing is twice daily.

For your patient who asks you about online eye exams…
Warby Parker launched its online refraction app, Prescription Check. After a 20-minute eye test for eligible patients, a doctor reviews the Rx and responds within 24 hours with either an OK to renew or a referral recommendation for a full eye exam. However, the state of Connecticut isn’t having it. A bill (HB 6012) that limits the use of online eye tests just passed in the Senate.

Great work! Now that you’ve read this, you even have a few minutes to play with the new Snapchat filters.

Jackie Garlich, OD, FAAO | 20/20 Glance | 2020glance.com

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