contact lenses

6 contact lens wear and care habits for patients and ODsAs a profession, we have seen the benefits of transitioning patients to contact lens modalities that are replaced frequently. Innovations in material technologies have allowed advanced designs, including greater oxygen permeability to provide a healthier, more comfortable wearing experience.
Contact lenses and dry eye: Cause or remedy?Contact lens wearers are dropping out for comfort and vision reasons. Contact lenses can be considered a significant cause of these symptoms if they contribute to an unstable tear film or trigger inflammatory reactions.
Improper contact lens use linked to permanent eye damage
Opternative and 1- 800 Contacts: Two wrongs don’t make a rightThe recent news in our profession was an announced partnership between Opternative and 1-800-Contacts.1 With InstaRx powered by Opternative, customers can “stay home, eat some ice cream, and get a vision exam” according to the 1-800 Contacts website.
5 lens care tips for traveling patientsKeep your patients in safe and comfortable lens wear while on the road
Why accountable contact lens fitting mattersIn order to properly care for our contact lens patients, we have to take responsibility for the changes that are occurring in the tear film under the lens.
Fitting ortho-k contact lensesOrthokeratology is a specialty type of contact lens fitting in which the patient wears correction overnight and is free from wearing visual correction during the day. By fitting the patient into a reverse geometry gas permeable lens, the practitioner can make controlled but temporary refractive changes to the cornea. It is a treatment that has been proven to be safe and effective in both children and adults with promising results in the area of controlling myopia progression.
A new contact lens app with potential to harm the publicSimple Contacts allows your patients to self report and self prescribe
Strategies may eliminate issues impeding Tunisian pediatric careDelayed patient presentation, compounded by problems relating to insufficient resources and lack of follow-up, explain why pediatric cataract remains an important cause of visual impairment in Tunisia.
Contact lens commoditization: Looking forward and backContact lenses are increasingly viewed as a commodity, not a medical device, especially in recent years with pressure through legislation from online retailers.