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Managing Contact Lens Associated Dryness
When a patient has a disease or condition that can potentially affect contact lens wear, such as medically-documented dry eye or allergy, perform a separate disease
work-up to determine the appropriate ICD-9 and CPT-4 treatment procedure codes. This ensures thorough care of the patient and may be billable to his or her health care
insurance. I recommend an extensive symptom questionnaire, additional tests such as lissamine green and detailed fluorescein staining, as well as a highly specific
Milton M. Hom, O.D., F.A.A.O.
VISTAKON® has begun airing national TV advertising in support of their exciting new contact lens, ACUVUE® ADVANCE™ Brand Contact Lenses for
ASTIGMATISM, and to help increase patient visits.
One advertisement — titled “Twins” — targets a younger audience and is geared towards first time contact lens wearers with
astigmatism. The other — “A Day in the Life” — was created to appeal to a broader, more mature audience, including current toric wearers and dropouts. The
commercials are to air on stations such as FOX, WB, MTV, and
USA. Tune in! http://www.ecp.acuvue.com.
Report adverse contact lens reactions here:
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/medwatch/ or call (800) FDA-1088.
Access a reporting
form for complications you've seen that were a result of contact lenses dispensed without a valid prescription
at the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's (ARBO's) Web site:
Complete and send the form online or print it out and fax it to (866) 886-6164.
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