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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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Rub vs. No Rub – How Do We Properly Use Contact Lens Solution? 1

No Rub Contact Lens Solution

It wasn’t that long ago that manufacturers were claiming that their solutions were effective enough that they did not require rubbing.  Whether this was a marketing claim for convenience, or it was an attempt for the contact lens user to go through their supply quicker, this was a habit clearly embraced by many contact lens wearers.

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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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Managing Contact Lenses in the Midst of Allergies 1

Managing Contact Lenses in the Midst of Allergies

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Let’s talk allergies.  Do you think this is a big or small issue?

Did you know that nearly 50 million Americans suffer from perennial or seasonal allergies?  That is a HUGE part of the population suffering from this allergic disease.

As contact lens fitters how are we managing this issue?  We all know that contact lens use during an allergic episode can not only worsen symptoms, but also prolong them.  Is just telling our patients to stop wearing contact lenses during the allergy season the right choice? Read more

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The “Becherer Twist” – How Will Your Patient Perform in a Soft Toric Contact Lens? Reply

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So, what do you know about the “Becherer Twist”?  No… its not a new dance!  This quick test is an oldie but goodie, and can go a long way in saving you chair time.

Let me explain.

We have all been in a situation where our toric lens fits morph into multiple visits and multiple trial options.  So much effort is put into the process only to find out that this particular patient is a poor candidate or is just going to have to deal with some lens limitations.

The “Becherer Twist” is a quick test that will help you determine the patients prognosis for a good fit right from the start.

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