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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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Cosmetic Soft Contact Lenses: Are There Any Additional Risks? 1

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As practitioners we regularly educate our patients about the importance of responsible contact lens habits.  Whether discussing cleaning, wearing time or replacement schedules, adherence to these principles greatly reduce the patients chance for complications.  What about lens type?  Are there any additional dangers when wearing cosmetic soft contact lenses? Read more

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Contact Lens Material Options for the Dry Eye Patient Reply

Contact Lens Material Options for the Dry Eye Patient

When fitting contact lenses, how do you address contact lens dryness?  Let’s say the you confidently ruled out any ocular surface disease issues and the next logical step is a new lens.  Do you have a go-to lens ?  How do you make your decision? Read more

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The Push Up Test – Judging More Than Contact Lens Tightness Reply

Push Up Test

When fitting contact lenses practitioners have many tricks/tools at their disposal.  Some of the most important tricks have been around for decades, one of those being the push-up test.  While you may use this test on a daily basis, did you know that the push-up test can reveal more than the tightness of a lens? 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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