Good habits, healthy eyes for all
contact lens wearers
Contact lens wearers have a lot to remember when it comes to correct wear and care habits for their lenses. Our new handout gives them a quick reminder of some of the important points to be aware of.[Link to handout]
Good habits, healthy eyes for young
contact lens wearers
How do you communicate about hygiene with your pediatric patients who wear contact lenses? Download our patient handout designed specifically for children.[Link to handout]
Digital eye strain
Do you find yourself explaining the causes, effects and solutions for digital eye strain to your patients on a regular basis? Consider sharing our handout.[Link to handout]
How do you prepare your patients for the visual changes that they will experience once they reach their 40s? Download our patient handout, which we designed to help you explain presbyopia as well as the contact lens designs available for them to try.[Link to handout]
Dry eye discomfort?
According to the latest from the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society’s DEWS II report, dry eye disease is complex and multifactorial, with a host of potential management options. Download our patient handout, which lists some measures that patients can take to participate in their own care.[Link to handout]
Cleaning instructions for contact lens wearers
New technology designed to outsmart bacteria on contact lenses and cases is in development, but that doesn’t mean eye care providers can ease up on patient instructions. Our patient handout is designed to facilitate that conversation.[Link to handout]
Don’t be casual with your contact lenses
Download our patient handout, which targets young people who aren’t sure how to care for their contact lenses when faced with the prospect of sleeping away from home unexpectedly.[Link to handout]
Protecting your eyes from the sun
Download our patient handout illustrating the potential ocular effects of ultraviolet radiation as well as the most effective ways to protect one’s eyes.[Link to handout]
Meibomian gland dysfunction
We developed our MGD handout with significant input from the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society, using its 2011 Report on Meibomian Gland Dysfunction as a guideline and distilling the information into language we believe will speak directly to the average lay person who has been diagnosed with MGD. We designed it to be a reference they can take home with them. It touches on the significance of meibomian glands with respect to maintaining ocular comfort and health, the ways in which these glands might have become problematic, and provides a checklist for busy ECPs to use in outlining the most appropriate home-based treatment.[Link to handout]
Eye makeup tips for people who wear soft
“Should I insert contact lenses before or after applying mascara?”
“Do I really need to replace my makeup every few months?”
“I don’t have an eye infection. Can I share my makeup with friends?”
Our evidence-based patient handout answers these questions and more. [Link to handout]
Play it safe no matter what type of contact lens!
With different regulations governing the sale of contact lenses across the world, it’s no wonder some consumers get confused about where to buy and how to care for decorative lenses.
That’s why the CCLR developed this information sheet – to help you remind your patients of the bottom line: Before you buy decorative contact lenses, talk to your eye care provider! [Link to handout]
Can Kids Wear Contact Lenses?
What do you advise parents when they ask if contact lenses might be suitable for their children? Consider supporting your dialogue with this patient handout, developed by the Centre for Contact Lens Research. [Link to handout]
Healthy Soft Contact Lens Habits
With growing concerns about compliance issues with respect to the wear of contact lenses, the AOCLE wanted to establish a standardized set of basic instructions for patients to follow. A “Healthy Soft CL habits” guide was launched in 2010 in which basic hygiene and lens care issues are illustrated with easy to follow instructions based on the latest literature. The guide offers an overview of hand washing, an overview of the care of soft CL (use of tap water, rub and rinse), cleaning and replacement of lens cases, no topping off of solutions and more. The guide is completely generic and is available in English, French and Spanish. The healthy habits can be reviewed with novice users or as a review of non-compliant patients. [Link to handout]