Contact Lens Spectrum


August 2019

Document #285

(p. 17) Dry Eye Dx and Tx – Miraculous Medicinal Maggots
By Amber Gaume Giannoni, OD

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(p. 36) Contact Lens Practice Pearls – “Let It Go”: Get Paid for Service
By David L. Kading, OD

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(p. 40) Pediatric and Teen CL Care – Managing Congenital Rubella Syndrome
By Melanie Frogozo, OD

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