May 1, 2020

As part of the JNJ InSight Studio Series, Dry Eye Diva, Leslie O’Dell, OD, discussed dry eye disease and beauty products with Tracy Doll, OD, coordinator of Pacific Dry Eye Solutions at Pacific University.

Do patient discuss their makeup habits with their eye doctor? Ac...

February 12, 2020

Do you wear false eyelashes? 

The makeup trend-du-jour is to apply/glue fake eyelashes underneath the lash line, on the waterline.  Really NOT a good idea. 

Application of fake eyelashes to the waterline, aka meibomian gland openings, block the necessary releas...

November 15, 2019


Yes, “Mermaid Tears" are a new makeup trend and application where eye shadow (the brighter & more glittery the better) is isolated around the punctum, aka the tear duct. According to fashion mags, this is the new eye makeup trend every It-Girl is wearing. Hmmmm… Ey...

October 13, 2019

It was a rainy day in London, so I decided to take the opportunity to spend some time indoors at the new Harrod’s Beauty Hall. First, the Beauty Hall is a makeup-addict’s dream — it’s so seductive with all the cosmetics brands strutting their stuff as if on a runway! T...

August 23, 2019

On set with Modern Optometry at ARC 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, the Dry Eye Divas met and discussed the when, the where, and the why of our incredible team.

Leslie, Laura, and Amy recounted the origins of Dry Eye Diva and the importance of understanding how cosmetics, beau...

August 8, 2019

As part of the JNJ InSight Studio Series, Dry Eye Diva of the East, Leslie O'Dell OD discussed high-end optical treatments with Selina McGee OD. Times are changing for private optometric practices, as patients visit their eye care providers for not only vision exams an...

August 1, 2019

Dry Eye Diva of the East, Leslie O'Dell OD sat down with Jenny Redfern OD as part of the JNJ InSight Studio Series to chat about adding speciality services with a dry eye focus to a practice. Many dry eye patients silently suffer and optometrists need to engage them in...

July 28, 2019

Ever seen someone have their makeup done? If you’re a guy, probably not a regular

pastime… Many men probably don’t even know the difference between eyeliner and


Makeup application seems slow, tedious yet deliberate, and somehow, it comes together

like a work of ar...

July 3, 2019

Infamous fashion icon, Coco Chanel, once said, “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.”

Without question, many would agree with the validity of this statement, but being yourself is easier said than done. In fact, several people often struggle with becoming...

June 4, 2019

How old were you when you first began wearing makeup? Well, other than for Halloween? Times are changing with the level of childhood involvement in makeup-painted activities on the rise.  Dance, competitive cheer, figure skating, tumbling, and theater all require makeu...

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