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#212: Miebo: A New FDA-Approved Medication for Dry Eye Relief

May 27, 2024
 

Today, I'm diving into the world of dry eye relief and exploring a brand-new solution that's making waves in the eyecare world. Say hello to Miebo, the recently FDA-approved medication from Bausch + Lomb, designed to treat dry eye symptoms. But before we delve into this exciting development, let's take a moment to understand the intricate layers of our tear film. 

The Three Layers of Tear Film 

Your tears are more than just salty droplets that express your emotions; they're a complex blend of three crucial components: 

  • Watery Layer: This layer coats the front surface of your eye, providing moisture and nourishment. 
  • Mucus Layer: The mucus layer serves as a foundation, holding the watery layer in place. 
  • Oily Layer: The final layer, produced by your...
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#211: New Mascara for Dry Eye Sufferers

May 19, 2024

Mascara has long held the crown as America's favorite eye makeup. According to studies, women apply mascara an average of nine times each week. With such frequent use, it’s crucial to consider what we're putting so close to our eyes.

I'm so excited to share that one of my favorite CLEAN Beauty brands has just launched their newest formulation of mascara. Clean Sweep mascara by twenty/twenty beauty is now available. Use code:  PAMMASCARA to get yours at 30% off.

Here are three compelling reasons to make the switch to CLEAN mascara:

1. Support Healthy Lash Growth

Introducing a clean, water-resistant treatment mascara that delivers defined, lengthened, and stronger lashes instantly and with continued use. Enriched with nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin...

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#210 Best Beauty Products for Sensitive Eyes

May 08, 2024
 

Hey there, fellow moms! With Mother's Day right around the corner, I wanted to share some fantastic gift ideas that I know would make any mom's day brighter. As a mom myself, I've come across some amazing clean beauty brands that are offering free gifts this week, and I couldn't wait to tell you all about them. There are 2 specific brands,

twenty/twenty beauty

Clean Sweep Mascara

This mascara doesn't just coat your lashes; it pampers them with a blend of hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, and biotin, leaving them defined, lengthened, and stronger. Plus, the sleek black color adds that perfect finishing touch to any look. For 30% off use CODE: NEWFORMULA30SWJVN7Q6

 Get Growing Lash and Brows serum

Apply a dab directly to the lashes and brows. It's packed with castor,...

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#209: Building Healthy Eye Habits: Your guide to Long-Term Vision Wellness

May 02, 2024
 

 I hope you've already watched my latest video on cultivating good eye habits, if not, catch it here. After all, taking care of your eyes is paramount, right? Your eyes are irreplaceable, the only pair you'll ever have.

That's why I'm thrilled to introduce you to the Eye Care Essentials Course, designed to guide you through the daily steps necessary for optimal eye health. And here's the best part: you can get this course for free when you purchase the Eye Care Essentials Kit, complete with all the products you need for your daily eye care routine. 

Now, let's dive into how we're going to turn these essential steps into lasting habits. Research suggests that if you commit to something for 28 consecutive days, it becomes ingrained as a habit. That's where tracking comes in...

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#208: Help for Eye Allergies

Apr 13, 2024

Spring brings a burst of colors and fragrances, but for many, it also marks the onset of ocular allergy symptoms. Itchy, watery eyes and incessant sneezing can make enjoying the season a challenge. However, with a few proactive steps, you can alleviate these symptoms and embrace the beauty of spring with clarity and comfort.

How do you know if it's an allergy?

There are a couple of symptoms that are the same between dry eyes and allergies so it can be hard to distinguish between the two problems. However, timing seems to play a big part in ocular allergies. If you suddenly notice the symptoms below, it's most likely to be allergy. 

  • redness
  • watering
  • Itching - this is the hallmark sign of allergy
  • Eyelid swelling
  • Mucus or stringy discharge
  • Topical antihistamine eye drops improve...
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#207: Bad Habits that Make Dry Eyes Worse

Apr 09, 2024
 

Sometimes my patients share cringe-worthy practices with me in my clinic. These are things they do with their eyes that they don't know are harmful. It's time to address these habits head-on. Let's talk about bad eye habits.

 

Bad Eye Habit #1) Using Get the Red Out Drops

Using drops that promise to "get the red out" are not helping your eyes. Stop using them! You're merely covering up the problem. If you're constantly using these drops, you're ignoring the warning signs. Redness is your body's way of signaling danger or caution. So why cover it up instead of fixing it?

Those "get the red out" drops squeeze the blood vessels on the front of your eyes closed. Thus, the drops control the redness, but they don't eliminate the inflammation. They're not good for you, often...

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#206: Solar Eclipse Viewing for Dry Eye Sufferers

Apr 06, 2024

What is a Total Solar Eclipse?

A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. The sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk, and you may be able to glimpse the Sun's outer atmosphere, or corona.

Throughout a solar eclipse, the moon casts a shadow onto the Earth's surface, creating a temporary dimming of daylight. This phenomenon can be observed within the path of totality, where the sun is completely obscured, as well as in regions experiencing a partial eclipse, where the sun appears partially covered by the moon.

 

When Will it Happen?

The 2024 total solar eclipse will occur happen on Monday, April 8, 2024. It will be visible in the continental United States, passing over Mexico, the United States, and...

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#205: Good Habits to Support Dry Eye Relief

Mar 09, 2024
 

Focusing on these three essential habits are of the utmost importance in maintaining healthy eyes. Let's cultivate good habits around eye hygiene this month, it's important to pay special attention to the well-being of our eyes. Afterall, they are the only pair we'll ever have. 

Tip 1: Remove Your Contact Lenses 

Remove your contact lenses before any of the three "S"s. Never leave your contact lenses in your eyes while:

  1. Showering
  2. Swimming
  3. Sleeping

Removing your lenses prior to these three S's ensures you keep your eyes in top shape. Each of these activities increases your risks of sight threatening eye infections. Always removing contacts before any of these situations will reduce your risk of complications and maintain healthy habits.

The most effective contact lens...

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#204: A Guide to Alleviate Eye Dryness and Irritation

Mar 02, 2024
 

Are you tired of your eyes looking red? Do they sting and burn throughout the day? If you'd like to have eyes that don't feel dry and scratchy, then I'd like to show you a simple process of how you can go back to a time when you didn't even know your eyes were there.

 

Now, you're probably thinking that this is impossible because you've already tried everything out there. And honestly, I used to feel the same way about my own eyes. But, one day, I broke down all of the information that I was learning in seminars, books, and  journals articles, and I found that everything fell into just a couple of categories.

The majority of dry eye sufferers and even many eye doctors don't know what you're about to learn. They all think you that the cure to dry eyes is just to lubricate...

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#203: Bruder creates Essential Eye Care Products

Feb 12, 2024
 

Hello there, eye enthusiasts! Today, we're going to dive into a treasure trove of eye care products that'll make you want to give your peepers some extra TLC. If you've been following along on my eye-care journey, you know that I'm all about four simple steps to keep those windows to your soul sparkling. If your not sure which 4 steps I'm talking about, this blog will set you straight.  So, let's jump right into it and chat about some fantastic over-the-counter products from Bruder Healthcare that have recently caught my attention. 

Step 1: Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!  

First things first, it's all about hydration, my friends. We often recommend using artificial tears to add some much-needed moisture to the surface of our eyes. But here's a twist – Bruder has a...

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