Items Tagged ‘contacts’

Ask the Doctors - My son has astigmatism. Can he wear contacts?

June 7, 2018

Ask the Doctors – My son has astigmatism. Can he wear contacts?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: Our son recently went to the optometrist and we were surprised to learn he has astigmatism and needs glasses. My friends say astigmatism is common, but that it means he’ll never be able to wear contacts. Is this true? Your friends are both right and wrong. Yes, astigmatism is a common condition that […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, astigmatism, contacts, cornea, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, vision


5 tips for soothing dry eyes

August 2, 2016

5 tips for soothing dry eyes

By Elaine Schmidt Elaine Schmidt

Having trouble reading your smartphone or wearing your contacts for as long as usual?  Air conditioning, blustery fans and summer heat all can dry out your eyes. Dr. John Bartlett, medical director of University Ophthalmology Associates at the Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, offers five tips for keeping your eyes more comfortable.  Avoid red-eye rebound. […]

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Tags: computer use, contacts, Dr. John Bartlett, dry eyes, omega-3 fatty acids, ophthalmology, red-eye, red-eye rebound, Stein Eye Institute at UCLA