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Restoring All Tears


TryNot2Blink Podcast

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Welcome to try not to blink a podcast about the ups and downs Inns and outs, news, tips and tricks of those who live the optometry lifestyle.

We'd like to thank the amazing people of Valley contacts who made this podcast.

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Possible makers of stellar gas particle lenses and the oh so incredible custom stable scleral lens.

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In case you're wondering, I'm on the East Coast.

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My name is Doctor James DM, and I'm joined by my talented cohost Rep in the West Coast.

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Doctor roya.

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Hubby what is up Roy?

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I was like great in track but I.

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Feel like I'm running down a basketball court like.

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And do you?

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When you run, do you?

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Wear a mask.

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I don't run.

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When you Peloton, do you wear mask?

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No, I felt an inside.

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All right, fine well.

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I do everything I can out of work to not wear a.

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Mask because you know it.

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You're getting asked me, I could.

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Tell Israel.

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You got some little bit of something.

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Right here.

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It's honestly it's starting to get to a point where, like I never I, I know I'm blessed for this, but like I.

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Never struggled with that act.

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Me as a kid.

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Or even you know it it never.

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Really was a problem for me.

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So this is becoming a big deal. People are talking about it, but we're not saying in any way with that. We don't think you should wear masks. We definitely 100% support mask. No question about it.

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I was lucky.

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No, when you wear a yes.

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Actually, so there's an article, plenty of them.

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You can go find him New York Times, etc.

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Lots of articles.

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But the Cleveland Clinic posted the struggle with mask.

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Knee is very real and I.

Agree with that.

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That you know, I've done a couple things.

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To try and get rid of it myself, including like replacing my masks more regularly.

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'cause at first we.

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Were like hoarding our damn mask so you couldn't use mask or reuse masks or you needed to reuse your masks.

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But honestly, all of that, just like.

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Stale air must.

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Cause acne.

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Absolutely well, you know.

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The American Academy of Dermatology is actually put out a nice little piece which will link to our show notes.

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It says 9 things you could do to prevent face mask skin problems, #1, cleanse and moisturize your face daily.

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Gentle skin care can prevent skin problems when washing your face, use a mild fragrance free cleanser #2 protect your lips by applying petroleum Jelly.

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Avoid do it after washing your face before you put your mask on and before bed #3. Skip the makeup beneath the mask.

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Makeup is more likely to clog your pores #4 avoid trying new skin care products that can potentially irritate your skin. You're not sure you know how that's going to react.

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Act use less of certain skin care products if your face becomes irritated, things like leave on salicylic acid retinoid that you may apply to your face or even aftershave.

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Where the right mask you know.

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Obviously masks come in all different shapes and sizes, and so it's not.

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One you know you want, you want it to be comfortable.

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At least two layers of fabric, so you actually get some protection.

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Soft natural breathable fabric.

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I personally like surgical masks.

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They seem to work the best for.

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Me, you know?

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This life one.

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This one I think I found the most interesting.

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Take a 15 minute.

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Break every four hours.

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I was like where did that come from?

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There's no studies that show that this is, you know, like somehow science based, but it's interesting because you know this is obviously what we preach about taking breaks by looking at computer screens.

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Now we're hearing take breaks from wearing your mask.

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They're saying go outside when you can go in your car and sit alone or go home and take your mask off every four hours.

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Wash your masks, right?

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Obviously we're wearing a cloth mask.

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You don't want to be putting, you know a dirty mask on every every day.

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It's almost like re wearing underwear, obviously.

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Wouldn't want to do that and.

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And you know, if you have a dermatologist, then they have a treatment plan for you.

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You know, make sure you follow it or you know at least review with them that you're a mask wearer and need to determine if it's safe.

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All right I.

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Feel like this has been a long time coming.

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Obviously you all know that Jimmy and I are big fans of treating obviously all of the eye, but dry eye is of course one of the things that we do.

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Take pride in really paying attention to for all of our patients when they come in.

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So this guest and this group.

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Even is probably a long time coming on guests for our podcast, so very excited to introduce them today.

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So Doctor Scott Houseworth is our honorary guest of the evening.

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Brought in by T Restore and Ken Doucement a really cool guys.

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Let me give you guys a little background on both of them real quick.

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So Doctor Houseworth is an assistant professor at UC Denver School of Medicine.

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He's a director of the Dry Eye Center of Colorado.

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Did school at Coe former Co?

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I suppose you say Marshall B Ketchum now formerly?

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Yeah formerly.

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Yes, he was a resident in cornea, glaucoma and surgical management.

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And has been awarded.

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All the awards.

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Probably absolutely exactly all the awards, but exactly.

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Every old awards.

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Like many of.

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Our pets.

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Very grateful for.

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Basically everything you can think of, he's done and one of the things that I think is super super admirable slash goals if you will, is he's on the.

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Tear film, tear film and ocular surface society.

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The member, he's one of the 150 international.

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What we call Elite if.

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You will on treating dry eye true.

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You guys are very kind.

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Just say yes, yes that's me.

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I'm the one.

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Did I come here for an?

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There's an international yes, you did, and you.

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Ego boost. What is this?

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All about now.

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Just got.

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Don't hear it.

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That's why we're here.

Right?

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And would not get into again.

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We're just going to beat you up from the rest of the time, so I hope you're good now.

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OK, perfect perfect.

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We build you up to tear you apart.

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It's all about balance.

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It's all about balance.

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Yeah, yeah.

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Well, I think OK on top.

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Of that balance thing, I think it's important to say I don't.

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I always bring this up.