Issue 44 | October 2018
Common non-compliant behaviours, and the risks associated with them are reviewed in this issue of Contact Lens Update. Kelsy Steele’s editorial reviews the recent literature on compliance and provides tips to facilitate compliance within clinical practice. Hamdy Amrizal summarizes an American report on contact lens wearer demographics and risk factors for contact lens related eye infections. The interesting results of a recent poster by Erin Rueff are highlighted, and Keyur Patel shares tips from practice to help encourage patient compliance. *New practice resource* Download a new handout to use with your patients to help encourage safe contact lens wear.
- Editorial - Contact Lens Compliance: A Review
- Feature Article - Contact Lens Wearer Demographics and Risk Behaviors for Contact Lens-Related Eye Infections
- Conference Highlights - A Non-Clinical Study of Soft Contact Lens Compliance
- Clinical Insight - Contact lens cases: a view from practice
Issue 43 | September 2018
Can children wear contact lenses successfully? In this issue of Contact Lens Update, Padmaja Sankaridurg provides an overview of management, fitting trends, myopia control and the risk of complications; Mike Yang summarizes a recent review of research on the safety of contact lenses for kids; Rebecca Weng examines contact lens compliance in children. Download our patient handout on healthy contact lens habits for kids!
- Editorial - Children and contact lenses
- Feature Article - Are contact lenses safe for children?
- Conference Highlights - Relation between subjective responses to contact lens wear and compliance in children
- Clinical Insight - Patient handout: Good habits, healthy eyes for young contact lens wearers
Issue 42 | June 2018
It’s not always easy or straightforward to collaborate with other professionals, but it can make all the difference when it comes to patient care. In this issue of Contact Lens Update, Barbara Caffery shares some success stories about her collaborative work at a multidisciplinary Sjögren’s Syndrome Clinic, Marian Elder summarizes the results of a study assessing perceptions of interprofessional collaboration in Optometry, and Eric Woo shares research into perceptions of the optometric scope of practice. Check out a new COPE-accredited online CE course designed to encourage collaboration between optometrists and pharmacists.
- Editorial - Interprofessional Collaboration in Optometry: A Multidisciplinary Clinic in Toronto, Canada
- Feature Article - Evaluation of Interprofessional Education and Collaboration in Optometry
- Conference Highlights - Understanding of Optometric Scope of Practice by First Year Osteopathic Medicine, Dental, and Pharmacy Students
- Clinical Insight - Online Continuing Education: Enhancing Eye Care through Interprofessional Collaboration
Issue 41 | April 2018
Digital devices – computers, phones, tablets – are everywhere today, and patients may experience digital eye strain resulting from over-use of these tools. In this issue of Contact Lens Update, Mark Rosenfield provides an overview of the effects of and solutions for digital eye strain; Marc Schulze summarizes a 2015 article testing software designed to remind those using digital devices to blink regularly; Nadine Furtado compares approaches to reducing exposure to high-energy visible light from digital devices. Download our patient handout on coping with digital eye strain.
- Editorial - Digital eye strain: How should we be dealing with it?
- Feature Article - Blink animation software to improve blinking and dry eye symptoms
- Conference Highlights - Comparative study examining various approaches to reducing exposure to high-energy visible light from digital devices
- Clinical Insight - Patient handout: Digital eye strain