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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.
Acuvue Oasys Review
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 Acuvue Oasys with Hydraclear Plus Technology contact lenses. Acuvue Oasys was FDA approved in 2005 and has had great success ever since. In fact, it has been holding the number one selling contact...
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 Review
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 lenses are an excellent option to consider! RELATED: These Are the Best Contact Lenses Currently Available Dual Action Technology that keeps moisture...
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 two FDA approved prescription medications that your eye doctor can use to treat your dry eye...
Biotrue ONEday Review, Pricing, and More
Are you looking for an environmentally friendly 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 lenses! RELATED: These Are the Best Contact Lenses Currently Available Surface Active Technology & UV protection  Biotrue ONEday was...
3 Types of Eye Makeup That Can Damage Your Eyes!
If you wear eye makeup, you could be doing damage to your eyes without even realizing it! Your eyes have a delicate balance of tears that rest on the surface. Therefore, old makeup, or the improper placement of makeup, can result in dryness, irritation or an infection. With this in mind, let’s talk about the three most common types of...
Here's Why Your Eyes Water All the Time
Do your eyes water all the time? Yet, when you last had them examined by your eye doctor, you were told you have dry eyes! How can that be possible if all they do is water? Sounds kind of backward, right? Well, let me explain why having very watery eyes is actually a sign of dry eye disease (otherwise known...
Here is what soft toric contact lenses look like up close.
If you have astigmatism and are looking to be fit with contacts, chances are your eye doctor will prescribe you toric contact lenses. Astigmatism is a common vision problem that causes blur, shadowing, or doubling of images when glasses or contact lenses aren’t worn. It falls into a similar category as nearsightedness and farsightedness but causes blurry vision both up close...