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The Many Uses of Tea Tree Oil for Eyes and Skin

This is a sponsored post by Eye Eco, a supporter of NewGradOptometry & new graduate optometrists! 😎 In case you haven’t noticed, tea tree oil (TTO) has recently been the subject of much attention throughout the ophthalmic community. It is being targeted as a treatment option for various types of …

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Everything You Need to Know about Transitions Lenses

This is a sponsored post by Essilor of America, a supporter of NewGradOptometry & new graduate optometrists!  I have many patients in my practice who can benefit from Transitions® lenses. I often receive a lot of questions from current and potential wearers regarding the lens offerings and technology. It is important …

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Xperio UV – The Best in Polarized Lens Technology

This is a sponsored post by Essilor of America, a supporter of NewGradOptometry & new graduate optometrists!  If you ask an eyecare professional about sunglasses, they most likely will tell you they only wear polarized lenses. Do all of your patients wear polarized sunglasses? Are they aware of how much …

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Patient Education Series: Headaches and Eyestrain

Communicating with patients is one of the most difficult, yet important things we as healthcare professionals do. It can be difficult to communicate with patients in a manner that reduces technical terminology and jargon. We often provide our patients with pamphlets in our offices, attempting to shed light on important …

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Know These Major Risk Factors in Primary Open Angle Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a concerning health issue due to its asymptomatic nature, risk of blindness, and increasing prevalence. Worldwide, it is the leading cause of irreversible blindness, and it is estimated that 111.8 million people will have glaucoma by the year 2040.1 Therefore, early diagnosis is important; however, this is no …

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