BCLACC study: E-reminders improve CL compliance

June 15, 2012

Birmingham, UK—Data presented at the 2012 British Contact Lens Association Clinical Conference. Has suggested that an electronic reminder service can help contact lens wearers better adhere to the recommended replacement schedule their doctor prescribes.

Birmingham, UK-Data presented at the 2012 British Contact Lens Association Clinical Conference. Has suggested that an electronic reminder service can help contact lens wearers better adhere to the recommended replacement schedule their doctor prescribes.

A total of 680 US contact lens wearers participated in an online survey. Participants were wearers of either two-week or monthly replacement lenses.

Participants used the Acuminder Tool. The average 2-week lens wearer wore his or her lenses for an average of 19.9 days, while monthly lens wearers changed their lenses an average of every 35.6 days.

After using the electronic reminder, 2-week lens wearers reported that they replaced their lenses on average every 14.7 days while monthly wearers averaged 30 days. Of those surveyed, 90% agreed that the Acuminder Tool made remembering to change lenses much easier.

“Adherence to prescribed replacement schedules and recommended wearing schedules, as well as regular return visits to the eye care practitioner for yearly examinations, are essential to good eye health,” said study author Janelle Routhier, OD, FAAO, manager of medical affairs for Vistakon, Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care. 

“Two-in-three (66%) of survey participants believe that the Acuminder Tool changed their wearing behavior,” Dr. Routhier said. “By following instructions on proper wear and care, contact lens wearers are less likely to experience discomfort and lower their risk for infection or other serious complications such as microbial keratitis.”

Vistakon sponsored the study.

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