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Fitting Tip of the Month

Choosing the Right Lens for the Patient

Selecting the proper contact lens for my patients begins with taking a moment to discuss with them their current lifestyle (work/hobbies/recreation) and desired contact lens wearing goals throughout the day, or night for those patients working third shift.
     For example, I usually will fit a daily disposable lens for patients desiring convenience or patients that suffer from perennial allergic conjunctivitis. For patients with high ametropia or patients that over wear their lenses (more than 13 hours a day or continuous wear), I fit them in a high Dk lens to reduce corneal hypoxia and conjunctival hyperemia. 
     In today's marketplace, almost every type of visual correction is available in each modality. This not only simplifies the lens selection process for the doctor but, most importantly, it meets the desired goals for our patients!
Michael Mayers, OD, FAAO
Powell, OH

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