Issue 06 | January 2012
With dry eye cited as a major reason for contact lens dropout, it's no wonder that we continue to search for answers as to its cause, most effective assessment and potential treatments. In this edition of Contact Lens Update, Kelly Nichols outlines the essential components to cover in a five-minute ocular surface exam; Sruthi Srinivasan looks at the possibility of a connection between contact lens wear and meibomian gland dysfunction; Etty Bitton summarizes key points in a recent review of the past, present and future of meibomian gland dysfunction; and Alisa Sivak reviews research presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry.
- Editorial - Contact lens wear and meibomian gland dysfunction
- Feature Article - The past, present and future of meibomian gland dysfunction: A review
- Conference Highlights - Meibomian gland dysfunction: An update from the 2011 meeting of the American Academy of Optometry
- Clinical Insight - Five-minute ocular surface exam in a contact lens practice
Issue 05 | November 2011
In response to rising awareness of myopia as an international public health concern, this edition of Contact Lens Update highlights promising advances in the field. Percy Lazon de la Jara provides an overview of myopia control techniques and reviews the case for retinal defocus; Paul Gifford and Kate Johnson describe one family's experiences using three different methods of correcting (and controlling) myopia; Sarah Guthrie reviews a paper (Anstice and Phillips, 2011) reporting encouraging results with dual-focus soft contact lenses; and Lindsey Paquette reports the results of a study demonstrating that children and youth are more than capable of wearing and caring for contact lenses.
- Editorial - Myopia control: Is it possible?
- Feature Article - Effect of dual-focus soft contact lens wear on axial myopia progression in children
- Conference Highlights - Ease of contact lens fitting and training in a child and youth population
- Clinical Insight - Use of contact lenses in myopia control: A case study
Issue 04 | October 2011
Contact lens manufacturers have responded to an aging worldwide population by working to develop more effective contact lenses designed to correct presbyopia. In this edition of Contact Lens Update, Jill Woods relays the results of a study designed to compare objective consulting room tests with wearers’ “real life” experiences with monovision and multifocal lenses; Tony Chahine relays his approach in fitting lenses for a young presbyope with a high-performance, visually demanding job; Pauline Xu reviews a paper (Morgan et al. 2011) exploring the results of an international contact lens fitting survey; and Craig Woods explores the positive results of fitting patients with presbyopic correction.
- Editorial - Presbyopia: a pause in focus
- Feature Article - A review of an international survey of contact lens prescribing for presbyopia
- Conference Highlights - Medium-addition, centre-near, silicone hydrogel multifocal lens compared to monovision: performance, adaptation and preference
- Clinical Insight - A case report in the refitting of a presbyopic patient from monovision to aspheric multifocals, and then ultimately to translating RGP bifocals
Issue 03 | September 2011
According to the research literature, we've been concerned about how well patients follow guidelines for safe contact lens wear and care for decades. In this edition of Contact Lens Update, Kathy Dumbleton and Lyndon Jones review that literature and outline the risks associated with specific areas of non-compliance; Alisa Sivak reports from the BCLA, with strategies for encouraging compliance; and Pauline Xu reviews a paper (Wu et al. 2011) exploring the best way to clean a contact lens case. Don't forget to check out Healthy Soft Contact Lens Habits, a resource developed by the Association for Optometric Contact Lens Educators.
- Editorial - Non-compliance: so what?
- Feature Article - Contact lens case hygiene: an article review
- Conference Highlights - Strategies for improving patient compliance
- Clinical Insight - Healthy Soft Contact Lens Habits: An AOCLE Resource