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The What’s What of Dry Eye Drops

The What’s What of Dry Eye Drops

Do you have scratchy or itchy eyes? Does the sun or bright light make your eyes extra sensitive? Are you thinking about switching to glasses because contacts have become uncomfortable? You may have chalked up your eye troubles to allergies or changes in the weather. However, persistent eye irritation may be the sign of underlying disease, specifically dry eye.
There are a variety of causes (like allergies, irritation by contact lenses, etc.) and symptom levels to consider when exploring eyedrops to treat your dry eye.

Getting Your Annual Eye Exam? Here’s What to Expect

Getting Your Annual Eye Exam? Here’s What to Expect

Be honest — when was the last time you got your annual eye exam? It seems to be the one part of our health that gets pushed aside more than any other.

“Even if you don’t have vision insurance, annual eye exams are important for early eye disease detection,” says Dr. Thanh Pham, an Optometrist serving the Greater Seattle Area. “In most of the USA, for under $100, you can see your local optometrist for a full ocular examination.”

In this blog, we cover a breakdown of what you should expect at a typical eye exam for that investment — hopefully you’ll agree that it is money well spent!

Nanodropper Launches Their Give the Gift of Vision Program

Nanodropper Launches Their Give the Gift of Vision Program

Resources: Affording prescriptions

Affordability means something different to everyone.

Nanodropper was created with the mission to reduce financial barriers to care while promoting better access to eye health. We know that everyone has a vision for tomorrow. Healthcare should ensure access to whatever that vision may be — not come between it.

Eyesight Getting Worse? Why This Isn’t a Normal Part of Aging

Eyesight Getting Worse? Why This Isn’t a Normal Part of Aging

Resources: Low-Vision Rehabilitation

Did you know eye diseases often have no early symptoms, but can be detected through proper testing? Though vision loss isn’t a normal part of aging, as you get older, you are at higher risk of developing issues. This can include age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, dry eye, and other diseases.

Here are a few age-related eye issues that the National Eye Institute says may crop up for older patients, and some warning signs.

What’s The Difference Between a Pharmacist and a Pharmacologist? How Do They Help With Eyecare?

What’s The Difference Between a Pharmacist and a Pharmacologist? How Do They Help With Eyecare?

Resources: Affording prescriptions

The terms may not seem very different — pharmacist and pharmacologist — but there are a number of key differentiators between the two professions. Understanding these differences may help you achieve your eyecare goals, by knowing who to go to for your eyedrops, and who to ask about the science behind those eyedrops.

Disadvantaged Communities Have More Barriers to Proper Vision Care

Disadvantaged Communities Have More Barriers to Proper Vision Care

Resources: Free eye exams, Free cataract surgery, Free glasses, Affordable vision care, Accessing eyecare

A recent study in Ophthalmology revealed a disturbing trend regarding insurance coverage and disparities in glaucoma care, one of the diseases that should indeed trigger health insurance benefits. According to the study, the odds of white Medicaid members having no glaucoma test were found to be nearly 200 percent higher than those with their own private insurance. For Black Medicaid members that number balloons to almost 300 percent versus those with other insurance.

The Quintessential Guide to Choosing An Optometrist, Ophthalmologist, or Optician

The Quintessential Guide to Choosing An Optometrist, Ophthalmologist, or Optician

Resources: Cost of eyecare, Know who to see

Should you see an optometrist, ophthalmologist, or optician? Who you should make an appointment with all depends on what your eyes need. When it comes to your eye health, finding the right eyecare professional to fit your needs is crucial. Nanodropper’s mission is to help you take back control of your eye health, so we’re here to help! Their titles may seem dizzying, but we at Nanodropper have put together a straightforward guide displaying which eyecare professionals will best meet your needs.

Why Vision Isn’t Covered in Your Health Insurance, and the Inequities It’s Causing

Why Vision Isn’t Covered in Your Health Insurance, and the Inequities It’s Causing

Glasses, contacts, check-ups, and that air puff test to see if you have signs of glaucoma are not cheap! Vision insurance is a premium subscription on top of pricey health insurance, which is why most people choose to pay out-of-pocket or avoid going to the eye doctor altogether.

Have you ever wondered why your vision care is not included in your health insurance, and the inequities in care that is caused by this?

These are murky waters to navigate. That’s why we’ve broken down some of the biggest hurdles to why vision care is so elusive for many.

Your Eyedrops Are Too Big — Nanodropper Makes Them Smaller

Your Eyedrops Are Too Big — Nanodropper Makes Them Smaller

Have you ever successfully administered an eyedrop without getting that unnecessary overflow? You know what we’re talking about. That big teardrop that rolls down your cheek. For glaucoma patients who need those precious eyedrops to maintain their sight, that can feel like actual money trickling away.

That’s just how it’s supposed to work, right? There’s no other way, is there? The pharmacy gave you those eyedrops, and they’re the size they should be. Right?

In reality, it’s a waste. A waste of your money, and a waste of your drops.

And now there’s a solution — the Nanodropper.

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