The Artificial Tears Issue:
New Contact Lens Update Now Available

The Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) has published Issue 68 of Contact Lens Update, which focuses on the most recent evidence and best practices in the use of artificial tears. The latest edition and all past issues are available for free at

“When it comes to artificial tears, practitioners have a plethora of options to choose from,” said CORE Director Lyndon Jones. “This issue of Contact Lens Update focuses on equipping practitioners with information to help them best select patient-specific options.”

Andrew Pucker, senior director of Clinical Development at Lexitas, whose research expertise includes dry eye disease, contact lenses, and myopia, provides the opening editorial. He explores how OTC lubricating eye drop formulations may address common ocular conditions including dry eye disease, contact lens discomfort and digital eye strain.

The feature article from Paul Murphy, professor at the School of Optometry & Vision Science, University of Waterloo, highlights the results of a study examining the flow characteristics of commercially available artificial tears. This provides insight into how rheology affects the efficacy of lubricating drops.

Alison Ng, clinical scientist at the Centre for Ocular Research & Education, shares her poster presented at the American Optometric Association’s 2022 Annual Meeting. This study examined the symptomatic relief and kinetic tear film stability of I-DROP MGD eye drops when compared to a control over one-week of wear.

Juan Ding, director of the Optometry service at the University of Massachusetts Department of Ophthalmology, shares a comprehensive fact sheet outlining artificial tear ingredients. This is a high value resource that practitioners can use to help select an appropriate artificial tear based on a patient’s individual needs.

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