Terms like wettability, lubricity, contact angle and coefficient of friction are often used in describing interactions between a contact lens and the eye. What do these terms mean and how do they relate to contact lens comfort? [ Read More ]
Clinical images: Lid wiper epitheliopathy, conjunctival flap, lid-parallel conjunctival folds and conjunctival indentation
The following slit-lamp videos and images collected at the Centre for Contact Lens Research highlight the clinical appearance of a series of contact lens-related conjunctival findings: lid wiper epitheliopathy, conjunctival flaps, lid-parallel conjunctival folds and conjunctival indentation. [ Read More ]
The Contact Lens Compendium (formerly Contact Lens Journal) is an up-to-date listing of contact lenses and solutions available in Canada. It is now available for free as a searchable online database for Canadian eye care professionals.
The Brien Holden Vision Institute grading scales is a photographic scale for a range of conditions which may occur during contact lens wear. An invaluable aid to contact lens practitioners and students, it assists in judging the severity of an eye condition, which is often the first step to the correct treatment. » Download the PDF
Could your office staff use a refresher course? Send them to Back to Basics for a technical training video series, developed by the International Association of Contact Lens Educators. Topics include toric lenses, presbyopia, complications and soft lens fitting.