Staff are key to helping ODs identify potential contact lens candidates. Follow these four tips to engage employees to help improve patients’ lens-wearing experiences and the practice’s bottom line.
Contact Lense and Lens Care
There is a daily battle between online contact lens companies and the eyecare professionals who put their time and effort into providing patients with contact lenses. Ms. Hagemeyer explains the disconnect between ODs and online contact lens sales.
Every patient responds differently to contact lens best practices. Here are five methods to help get patients to comply with their contact lens prescription.
Patients present with contact lens discomfort for a variety of reasons. Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO, and David Kading, OD, FAAO, FCLSA, explain why proper lid hygiene may be the key to increasing contact lens comfort.
U.S. gold medal gymnast Laurie Hernandez speaks exclusively with Optometry Times and discusses how daily disposable contact lenses helped to improve her vision when competing.
Keeping patients compliant and happy in their contact lenses can be challenging. Crystal M. Brimer, OD, FAAO, gives five practice pearls to drive contact lens success.
Cheryl Donnelly, CEO of the British Contact Lens Association, talks about learning from U.S. ODs, focusing on contact lenses, and shivering in Red Square in the latest Optometry Times Q&A.
We can easily dispell the myth, “I can’t wear contact lenses because I have astigmatism.” Today’s lenses offer high quality visual options with excellent comfort and efficient empirical fitting.
Considering 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.