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Jaclyn Garlich, OD, FAAO

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Hi, my name is Jaclyn Garlich and I’m an optometrist practicing in Milwaukee, WI. I grew up in St. Louis, MO and I went to optometry school at the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA. After optometry school, I did a residency in primary care and ocular diseases at the St. Louis VAMC. One thing I love about optometry is making my patients see better but, in particular, those patients with severe corneal dystrophies. I fit a lot of specialty contact lenses and I find it very rewarding to see a patient go from 20/200 vision to 20/20 vision. When I’m not practicing optometry I write an optometry newsletter called 20/20 Glance. It’s a once a week email delivered every Monday morning with a rundown of what’s new in optometry for the past week. It’s an easy way for the busy clinician to stay up-to-date.
If you’ve been diagnosed with dry eye disease (also known as dry eye syndrome), you may be wondering... "Is there a prescription medication that can help improve my dry eye symptoms?" I’m happy to tell you, the answer is YES! In fact, there are now three FDA approved prescription medications that...
Best Allergy Eye Drops
With allergy season upon us, I routinely have an influx of patients coming in for red, watery eyes. This condition is known as allergic conjunctivitis and symptoms range from person to person. While I can easily tackle this problem in the office, there are also great over the counter options that you can try at home. In this article,...
Best Artificial Tears For Dry Eyes
Artificial tears are non-prescription over-the-counter eye drops that are used to treat dry eye symptoms. The purpose of these eye drops are to add extra moisture to the eyes and help relieve any burning or gritty sensations. However, if you have ever walked down the artificial tear aisle, you will be quickly overwhelmed by the number of...
Bausch + Lomb Ultra contact lens
Do you spend several hours of your day looking at a computer screen and want a contact lens that can keep up with your digital life? If so, you should try Bausch + Lomb's Ultra contact lens. Bausch + Lomb Ultra was first released to the US market in 2014. Fast forward to today...
Acuvue Oasys contact lens
Are you looking for a contact lens that has a proven track record of fantastic comfort but still has a reasonable price point? If so, I recommend considering Johnson and Johnson Vision's Acuvue Oasys with Hydraclear Plus Technology contact lens. First off, Acuvue Oasys was released to the US market in 2005 and has had great...
Chalazion (Eyelid Bump)- Exactly How To Treat This Annoying Condition
Do you have a hard bump on your eyelid? Has it been there a long time and you find it more annoying than bothersome? If so, you might have a chalazion. In this video, Dr. Jaclyn Garlich will discuss the causes, symptoms, and treatments of a chalazion. https://youtu.be/EL7jca8fNTs If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. Causes and symptoms...
Recurrent Corneal Erosion (RCE): Causes and Treatment Options
Have you ever woken up with extreme eye pain, where it felt like you scratched your eye? Did the pain gradually subside as the day went on? If so, you may have had a recurrent corneal erosion (or RCE). In this video, Dr. Jaclyn Garlich reviews the main causes, risk factors, and treatment options for a recurrent corneal erosion. https://youtu.be/BGGh7Fqxdrc If you...
Scleral Contact Lenses - A Perfect Fit for Irregular Corneas & Dry Eyes!
Scleral contact lenses are specialty contacts primarily used to improve the vision of people with corneal irregularities. In fact, the most common reasons to wear scleral lenses are if you have keratoconus, had a corneal transplant, or are suffering from severe dry eye disease. In the video below, Dr. Jaclyn Garlich talks about what you need to know before being fit...
1-Day Acuvue Moist contact lens
Do your contacts dry out at the end of the day? Are you looking for an affordable daily lens that is so comfortable you don’t even realize you’re wearing it? If so, Johnson and Johnson Vision's 1-Day Acuvue Moist contact lens is an excellent option to consider! RELATED: Learn About the Best Contact Lenses Currently...
Biotrue ONEday
Are you looking for a bioinspired contact lens that also has UV protection? Do you spend several hours a day on digital devices and need a lens that keeps up with your lifestyle? If so, consider trying Bausch + Lomb’s Biotrue ONEday contact lens! RELATED: Learn About the Best Contact Lenses Currently Available