Comedian Ken Jeong joins Gayle Guyardo the host of the nationally syndicated health and wellness show Bloom about his health concerns developed dry eye disease from long hours on the job both as a physician in his previous occupation, and in his current role as an entertainer.
“It has been an issue for me for decades in terms of just long hours on a set or in the hospital, extended use of contact lenses, those can all exacerbate or worsen symptoms of dry eye disease.”, said Jeong.
Jeong is partnering with Xiidra, a prescription eye drop designed to treat the issue, and goes into what he calls “doctor mode” to warn that many others may have the condition without realizing it.
If you regularly feel “achiness, grittiness in the eyes and just itchy burn,” Jeong says you may have dry eye disease.
Bloom airs in 40 more markets across the country, with a reach of approximately 36 million households, and in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Madison, WI.
You can watch Bloom in the Tampa Bay Market weekdays at Noon on WTTA: Spectrum 1006; Frontier 514; DirecTV 38; Dish 38; Comcast 43, and look for Bloom early mornings on WFLA News Channel 8.