contact lens discomfort

How tear osmolarity affects lens wearConsidering that many CL patients are desensitized, it is critical we not only monitor their tear film and ocular surface for change, but we demonstrate stability or instability through measurable means. This creates trust, validates our recommendations, induces compliance, and generates positive outcomes.
Work with patients to combat contact lens obsolescenceObsolescence happens. If you are not familiar with it, it is the act of becoming obsolete or out of date.
Optimize patients’ CL experience by avoiding 3 bad habits
Optimize patients’ CL experience by avoiding 3 bad habitsJust as ODs develop good habits, there are bad habits that we should avoid. Avoid the following three habits to optimize your patients’ lens wearing experience.
What is the best contact lens for your patient?We have been the fortunate recipients of innovative technologies in contact lenses that were only concepts a mere decade ago. As a profession, we transitioned most of our two-week and monthly disposable contact lens wearers who were in traditional hydrogel materials into silicone hydrogel materials.
Fast forward 10 years: How will we treat myopia?
Fast forward 10 years: How will we treat myopia?Liverpool, UK—The British Contact Lens Association meeting features several panel discussion on a theme. Topics included a look into the future for managing myopia and contact lens discomfort. In addition, improve the success of your multifocal contact lens fits with expert suggestions.
Why do you choose that contact lens?Today’s contact lens practice has an abundance of choices for almost every patient. We can pick a soft or gas permeable material, custom or conventional, multifocal or monovision.
A comparison of one-step peroxide systems
A comparison of one-step peroxide systemsIt is important that we use our influence during the exam to recommend lens care products that will positively influence their wearing experience. Peroxide systems have long been credited with superior cleaning capabilities, leading to better overall patient satisfaction.
4 ways non-Rx costume contact lenses can ruin your patients’ vision
4 ways non-Rx costume contact lenses can ruin your patients’ visionWith Halloween just around the corner, your patients may be looking for something to enhance their costumes, but if they purchase illegal cosmetic contact lenses, they can expect problems long after trick-or-treat.
Why peroxide is still a good choice for lens care
Why peroxide is still a good choice for lens careGo down the eye care aisle at your local pharmacy or big box retailer and take a look at the contact lens care solutions. The choices can seem quite daunting to patients who have been given no recommendations before heading to the store.
The state of contact lenses
The state of contact lensesDuring the Global Contact Lens Forum at Vision Expo West, Scot Morris, OD, FAAO, provided current information about the status of contact lenses in the United States.