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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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[Jul 08, 2014]
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The Benefits of a Well Trained Contact Lens Technician Reply

Contact Lens Technician

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Well trained employees are a vital part of any organizations success.  It is this group that serves as a company’s foundation.  As contact lens fitters, whether in a solo practice or part of a large organization, this understanding takes a whole new life.  Well trained employees not only help the practitioner, but they can serve as a vital role in the overall patient experience. So what roles does your technical staff perform when dealing with the contact lens aspect of your practice? Read more

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Using Topical Medications to Manage Ocular Allergies in Your Contact Lens Patients Reply

RxPad

Whether addressing seasonal or perennial allergies, managing concurrent use of contact lenses is a challenging task.  Make sure to see the previous post “Managing Contact Lenses in the Midst of Allergies”  for some great contact lens and environmental tips to help your patients get through these times.  But what if your recommendations aren’t enough?  What if your patient does everything outlined in that previous post but is still suffering?  When this is the case, it may be time to explore a medical option. Read more

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Convincing Your Patients On Shorter Contact Lens Modalities Reply

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The contact lens market has drastically changed over the years.  One particular aspect has had a direct correlation on how we practice.  Modality.  Previously, it was the case that we dispensed conventional lenses and “hoped” that would return in 6 to 12 months to refill their prescription.  How many of you have been practicing long enough and remember fitting the Zero 6, Silver 7, or even the Soft Mate II?  While these products, and many others, were common place at the time, we often found patients abusing these lenses resulting in unfortunate anterior segment consequences. Read more

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