It’s easy to get disheartened while trying to create better long-term outcomes for contact lens patients. It’s also easy to blame the patient. However, look at both sides of the problem.
As many specialty contact lens fitters know, it’s not uncommon for a new patient to present with a handful of specialty contact lenses that didn’t work out as they had hoped.
Optometrists who are not part of the growing trend might want to consider the potential benefits of fitting daily disposable lenses and reconsider their perceived objections.
When it comes to daily disposable (DD) contact lenses, a silicone hydrogel (SH) product can be just as comfortable as a hydrogel (H) lens. Practitioners should be confident in explaining material/brand benefits to their patients without being concerned that a recommended lens is more expensive than another.
Giant papillary conjunctivitis is a mechanical irritation, and it can masquerade as other conditions. This case illustrates how contact lens instability leads to a diagnosis of GPC.
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.
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.