Music for your Eyes?
Download Blink Around the World on iTunes & Amazon & help people see!
To help reinforce the message, TFOS has launched a song to promote global eye-health.
"Blink Around the World is a fun and catchy way to remind people to blink their eyes, which both exercises and protects this preciously vital organ," says Amy Gallant Sullivan, Executive Director of TFOS. "The simple act of blinking reduces dry eye symptoms by flushing fresh tears over the eye, re-moisturizing and keeping foreign matter and irritants out." Unfortunately, dry eye causes us to blink less and blinking is a self-help treatment, so we all need to blink more.
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Amy Gallant Sullivan
Executive Director of TFOS
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the TFOS Mission
During the past several decades, a significant, international research effort has been directed towards understanding the composition and regulation of the preocular tear film. This effort has been motivated by the recognition that the tear film plays a critical role in maintaining corneal and conjunctival integrity, protecting against microbial challenge and preserving visual acuity. In addition, research has been stimulated by the knowledge that alteration or deficiency of the tear film, which occurs in innumerable individuals throughout the world, may lead to desiccation of the ocular surface, ulceration and perforation of the cornea, an increased incidence of infectious disease and potentially pronounced visual disability and blindness.
To promote further progress in this field of vision research, the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) was created and incorporated as a non-profit organization. The purpose of this Society is to:
Advance the research, literacy, and educational aspects of the scientific field of the tear film and ocular surface
Organize and coordinate international conferences, meetings, workshops, seminars and events to promote better understanding of the tear film and ocular surface
Stimulate interactions among members, and attract new members with diverse disciplinary interests and expertise (e.g. basic scientists, academic clinicians and industry representatives) into the field of the tear film and ocular surface
Visit & Join TFOS on www.tearfilm.org