Issue 45

Myths

Do commonly held beliefs surrounding the fitting of soft contact lenses limit fitting practices? This edition of Contact Lens Update tackles three common myths, reviewing the evidence and making recommendations for use in practice. Karen Walsh’s editorial takes a look at the numbers of contact lens wearers, reasons for drop out and overall opportunity for growth within the sector. Ultimately asking the question “how may long-held beliefs affect fitting behavior”? Lyndon Jones’ feature article reviews the evidence surrounding the fitting of daily disposable silicone hydrogels, and addresses the barriers that exist which prevent these lenses being recommended more routinely. Jill Woods addresses soft multifocal lenses, examining whether overall success rates and patient satisfaction are worth the effort of fitting. The final myth, tackled by Karen Walsh, concerns the need to fit low astigmats with soft toric rather than spherical contact lenses.

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