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Does Patient Comfort Guide Your Contact Lens Fitting Decisions? Reply

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Do you ever stop and think about how fortunate our specialty contact lens patients are?  Technology has made so many strides that now allow us to assist patients who previously only had surgery as an option.  Having said that, how do you decide on the best treatment option for your patients?  When looking at an irregular cornea, are there findings that push you closer to a soft, hybrid, scleral or standard gas permeable contact lens design?  How much does patient comfort play a role in your decision process? Read more

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Scleral Contact Lens Filling Solutions 1

Off label use of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Inhalation Solution for Scleral Contact Lenses

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Is it just me, or is everyone fitting scleral contact lenses now a days?  Why not, technology has come quite a long way in recent years. When fit correctly , these designs can now allow us to offer our patients an incredible option in both comfort and acuity. Read more

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Gas Permeable Contact Lens Staining Patterns Reply

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How many of you fit rigid lenses?  The truth of the matter is, if you are not doing these fits on a regular basis, it can be very easy to forget the techniques.   Having said that, we can’t avoid it completely.   There is always the possibility that a patient currently using gas permeable contact lenses, ends up in your chair with a problem, and expects you to fix it. Read more

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Judging the Ocular Surface for Contact Lens Use Reply

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When starting any contact lens evaluation, a careful examination of the ocular surface is vital. It is this surface where the contact lens resides, and if it is at all compromised, this will greatly affect the success of the fit.  This post will briefly review the key structures at play. A practitioner must have a general understanding of the corneal / conjunctival surface, tear film and eyelids. Read more

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Specialty Contact Lenses for the Irregular Cornea Reply

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Fitting an irregular cornea is a challenging but rewarding task.  The ability to take a patient who would otherwise require surgery and provide them with remarkable vision is truly an art.   Thankfully, technology has brought us to a place where this fitting process is becoming more and more mainstream allowing a greater number of patients to benefit from this technology. Read more

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