Contact Lenses

Older Contact Lens Candidates Could Use More Guidance

Only 25% of those studied wore multifocal lenses; the rest seemed amenable to additional counseling and instruction on the option.

Can UV-Blocking Contacts Mitigate Presbyopia?

A recent study suggests small gains in amplitude of accommodation are possible.

Mild Adverse Events Common in Young Contact Lens Wearers

Cases were unlikely to be severe or cause discontinuation of use.

​​Reducing Scleral Lens Thickness Doesn’t Decrease Corneal Edema

If using this modality with a Dk≥100 lens, reduce fluid reservoir thickness instead.

Epithelial Thinning Can Occur from Soft, Hard, Mini Scleral Lenses

In patients with keratoconus, the effect may be more prominent.

Water, Sclerals Don’t Mix

Exposure increases the chances of microbial infection.

Vision, Comfort Remain Top Indicators of Contact Lens Satisfaction

Study shows poor handling at the time of application can play a major role in overall dissatisfaction.

Allergy-Fighting Contact Lens Approved

Johnson & Johnson says its new Acuvue Theravision provides relief in as little as three minutes.

CL Wearers Understand Importance of Hygiene, But Don’t Care

Strategies need to be explored through reinforced reminders and improved patient-practitioner communication to translate risk awareness to better compliant practices.

Dual-focus Contact Lenses Help Reduce Myopia Progression

Nearly one-third of the slowed eye growth could be attributed to patient age, study shows.

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May 24, 2022

Early Identification and Timely Referral
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June 10-11, 2022

Intrepid Presents: Innovations and Implementations in Practice
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June 16, 2022

Establishing a Partnership in the Effective Management of Patients with Diabetic Retinal Disease
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