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Where Are Your Contact Lens Patients Getting Their Advice? Reply

Pharmacy

Quite often when we have a contact lens patient in our office complaining of dry eye, they have already started some type of treatment.  How are they making the decision of where to start?  Who is guiding them in the discussions of brands and options?  If they aren’t getting that advice from you, then where?

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Psychological Factors Affecting The Contact Lens Fit Reply

Tear Lab

As practitioners we do an awful lot to keep our contact lens patient comfortable and staying in their lenses.  We have tools that help us assess the integrity of the tear film like Tear Lab, Schirmers Test and various staining dyes.  We have high powered devices like slit lamps, keratometers and topographers that help us assess lens fit and condition.  We even have the latest technology in lens materials and solutions.  But still, this isn’t enough for some people.  A previous study in Optometry Vision Science looked to target yet another component that might be affecting our fits.  A psychological one.

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An Attempt To Address ‘Misbehaving’ Contact Lens Patients Reply

Acuvue Oasys

Getting our patients to be compliant with contact lens replacement schedules can be a very challenging task.  While patients may have various reasons not to respect these guidelines, it very important that we continue to clearly outline the associated risks.

But what are the associated risks?  As expected, studies have found a direct relationship between compliance and the presence of ocular complications1,2.  Interestingly enough, research has also shown something else.  Did you know that patients who  abuse these schedules also have longer times between routine eye examinations?3  This information is not only important for the contact lens professional, but industry is also affected by these results.  Understanding all of these factors, it is easy to see why Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, has recently decided to make a bold move.

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Global Market for Contact Lenses Set To Increase Reply

Contact Lens Market Is Expected To Grow

A recent study, released by Grand View Research Inc., estimated that the global market for contact lenses is expected to reach 12.48 billion by 2020. In addition to cosmetic appeal, two other factors were noted as being responsible for this growth, an expanding user base and an aging population. Read more

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6 Tips To Find The Best Contact Lens Lab Reply

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So you are a new or expanding ‘specialty’ contact lens fitter.  Great!  So what is the next step?  You need to find the right manufacturing lab.  Making a decision is not an easy task.  After just a little research, you can quickly find that there are literally dozens of labs to choose from.  You can easily ask around, but it might be tough finding an unbiased opinion.  Within this post we are going to take a quick look at key factors you should consider when making your decision.  Follow these steps, and you will definitely find the best contact lens lab for you and your practice. Read more

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Where are you finding your contact lens information? 4

TheRightContact.com

For decades, contact lens professionals have used journals to obtain contact lens information. While this was an adequate tool in the past, this search method is quickly turning obsolete. Analysis shows that more and more people are turning to computers and mobile devices to find the information they need.

Has the contact lens market kept up with these changes? No. Traditional print sources are just unable to assist practitioners with the thousands of contact lenses currently on the market. With journals as the only option, it is becoming increasingly difficult to sift through all the excess to find the right product for one’s patient.

In order for doctors to learn about the various contact lens designs, and better understand their differences, there needs to be an easily accessible centralized location where one can review these lens specifications. This location should be updated in real-time, offer new ways of analyzing contact lens products, host an online community and provide an overall next level resource for practitioners.

The Right Contact, Inc. has set out to do just that! TheRightContact.com is a resource for contact lens professionals (see the ad http://youtu.be/ghqY8id9u2Y). What was done was combine the individual specifications of more than 2000 contact lens products from over 150 manufacturers. Using a state of the art website and mobile application, TheRightContact.com is now enabling contact lens professionals to be able to sort through contact lens products more efficiently than ever before.

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