Issue 52 | February 2020
A glimpse into the future of contact lens material technology. What are the new and innovative technologies that eye care professionals can expect to see in practice over the next number of years? This issue of contact lens update reports on a series of new innovations, illustrating one vision of the future as it relates to contact lens materials. OcuBlink co-founder and CORE research scientist Dr Chau-Minh Phan contributes two pieces. His editorial is a fascinating review on the possibilities for incorporating biosensing technology into contact lenses. He also reviews the brand new smart lens concept by Mojo Vision in the conference highlight. In the near future we can expect to see contact lenses designed to help treat seasonal allergies, with the feature article by Dr Alex Hui from the School of Optometry and Vision Science at UNSW Sydney summarising recent work in this area. Finally, material innovations in scleral and OK lenses are addressed by Dr Langis Michaud, University of Montreal where he gives a number of pieces of advice that can be used in practice today.
- Editorial - Contact lens biosensors: Can we sense our tears?
- Feature Article - Management of ocular allergy itch with an antihistamine-releasing contact lens
- Conference Highlights - Beyond 20/20 vision: the Mojo smart lens
- Clinical Insight - Defining the GP material of the future
Issue 51 | December 2019
A review of practical tips and insights from the 2019 Canadian Dry Eye Summit. Held in Toronto, the second Canadian Dry Eye Summit saw a full house of Optometrists listen to, and ask questions of, recognised global experts in dry eye practice. This special edition of contact lens update reports on what was discussed at the two-day meeting, highlights key topics, shares practical tips on how to apply the theory to your practice, and reviews the use of symptom questionnaires. So read on to find out the highlights from Drs Laura Periman, Scott Schachter, Etty Bitton and Lyndon Jones among others. For those of you thinking about starting, or growing your dry eye practice, then see what Drs Trevor Miranda, Henry Reis, Euan McGinty and John Wilson shared from direct experience of their own specialist dry eye practices. Whether you are wondering where to start with dry eye, or looking to take your practice to the next level, this issue will give you new information you can apply directly to practice.
- Editorial - Canadian Dry Eye Summit: Conference review
- Feature Article - Canadian Dry Eye Summit: On the subject of nutrition
- Conference Highlights - Canadian Dry Eye Summit: Getting started in practice
- Clinical Insight - Canadian Dry Eye Summit: Questioning the questionnaires
Issue 50 | October 2019
We are celebrating our ‘half-century’ with a special edition of Contact Lens Update. For the first time we have given over the whole issue to a guest editor. Paul Gifford has kindly pulled together all four sections of the content, sharing throughout his considerable expertise in Orthokeratology. Click on the links to learn all about Ortho-K, from simple steps on how to get started through to customised designs for myopia control and the latest news on combined treatments with atropine. Don’t forget to check out the free-to-download clinical insight which provides a quick reference on the key decisions and steps required to fit Ortho-K in practice.
- Editorial - Orthokeratology for slowing progression of myopia
- Feature Article - Customizing orthokeratology for myopia control
- Conference Highlights - Combined atropine with orthokeratology in childhood myopia control (AOK) – A randomized controlled trial
- Clinical Insight - Practitioner reference: Getting started with Orthokeratology
Issue 49 | September 2019
With contributions from global experts in this subject area, this issue focusses on corneal infiltrative events (CIEs) associated with soft contact lens wear, examining their incidence, risk factors and the steps that can be taken in practice to advise patients on reducing their chance of developing them. Loretta Szczotka-Flynn has written a comprehensive editorial which addresses all of these areas, including a review of the associations between mucin ball formation and CIEs. Robin Chalmers not only summarises key points from Kelsey Steele’s recent review paper on the epidemiology of CIEs, but also provides several helpful pieces of advice for practitioners. Future work in this field is highlighted with Debarun Dutta’s conference abstract which examines the effect of antimicrobial contact lenses on the incidence of CIEs in extended wear. The clinical insight in this issue is a factsheet containing all the relevant figures on CIE incidence and risk factors, and is intended to be downloaded for use by practitioners as a quick reference tool.
- Editorial - Understanding Clinical and Contact Lens Related Risk Factors for Corneal Inflammatory Events
- Feature Article - Epidemiology of contact lens-induced infiltrates: an updated review
- Conference Highlights - Contact Lens-induced Corneal Infiltrative Events during Extended Melimine Antimicrobial Contact Lens (MACL) wear Clinical Trial
- Clinical Insight - Practitioner reference: Corneal Infiltrative Events, the facts, figures and how to reduce the risks