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.