Raindrops Keep Falling On My Spectacles

Snapchat spectacles

Welcome to the first installment of what’s trending in eye care, brought to you by IntroWellness.com and 20/20 Glance! I’m Dr. Jackie Garlich, here to bring you the news (video below).

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Snap, Inc, the owners of the popular app Snapchat, created a lot of buzz with the announcement of their upcoming product Spectacles. Designed as sunglasses that are capable of recording up to 10-second videos, they’re giving a lot of people Google Glass™ flashbacks!

Now, you might be thinking, these spectacles are cool but why not just record video on your smartphone?

Well, the lenses in these sunglasses capture video at a wider angle, allowing you to record hands-free footage similar to what you see with your own eyes. “Spectacles” are rumored to be priced at $129 and will be available this fall.

UPDATE: Actually, they’re available NOW. Get them here.

Peroxiclear contact lens solution
Credit: www.bausch.com

Contact lens solution safety recall 

Bausch + Lomb recalled their hydrogen peroxide contact lens solution PeroxiClear® after internal testing showed there was leftover peroxide remaining after neutralization. Unfortunately, this can cause burning when you put in your contact lenses.

If you have more questions about this recall, you can contact Bausch + Lomb at 1(877)877-0481.

Wish you could get rid of your readers?

There might be an answer for that! The FDA recently approved Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay, a new small transparent disc designed to reshape the front of your eye and correct presbyopia. Wondering if you might be a good candidate? Talk to your eye care professional for more details.

Raindrop Near Vision inlay compared to a penny
Credit: www.revisionoptics.com

Lastly, make sure you have a fun, safe Halloween by ONLY wearing Halloween contact lenses prescribed and fit by an eye care professional!

Friends don't let friends wear non-prescription contact lenses

That’s all for what’s trending in eye care! Subscribe to our newsletter for more video updates coming soon!

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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.