Issue 45 | December 2018
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.
- Editorial - Myth or Reality?
- Feature Article - Myth 1: Daily Disposable Silicone Hydrogels – Necessary or Not?
- Conference Highlights - Myth 2: Fitting soft multifocal lenses is complex, takes up a lot of chair time and never meets patient needs
- Clinical Insight - Myth 3: It is not worth correcting low astigmats with toric contact lenses
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