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.
Every patient responds differently to contact lens best practices. Here are five methods to help get patients to comply with their contact lens prescription.
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.
Obsolescence happens. If you are not familiar with it, it is the act of becoming obsolete or out of date.
Most ODs could list all the missing items in their contact lens supply line. They could construct a wish list of products they would like to see available in the future. On days when we find ourselves ransacking the contact lens trial room, ODs may think technology is moving too slowly. Perhaps it’s time for some needed perspective.
Just 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.
Differentiate yourself in this era of heightened competition
In 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.