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Benefits of Daily Contact Lens Disposal
As I have adopted silicone hydrogel materials in
fitting more patients, I have observed a mild increase in contact lens-induced
papillary conjunctivitis (CLPU) in my practice. I have found that for many
patients that manifest CLPU, I can switch them to a daily disposable lens and,
in combination with medical therapy, they can remain in contact lens wear. For
those patients that must remain out of their lenses for treatment, I find that
when I return them to contact lens wear, daily disposable lenses are often the
best option for these “primed” patients.
Brett Ringger, O.D., F.A.A.O.,
Offer Patients a Solution
Before They Drop Out
Eye Care Professionals seeking to grow their practice should
consider how contact lens dropouts diminish practice growth. There are 2.7
million contact lens dropouts annually, with more on the verge of dropping out
because of contact lens dryness. What if you could offer patients a solution
before they drop out of lens wear, not only keeping them in contact lenses
but also in your practice? ACUVUE® OASYS™ Brand Contact Lenses
with HYDRACLEAR™ Plus, a new generation of silicone hydrogel, balances
properties to meet the demands of contact lens wearers in environments that can
make eyes feel tired and dry. ACUVUE® OASYS™ Brand Contact Lenses can
revitalize your practice by offering patient satisfaction and practice growth.
Report adverse contact lens reactions here:
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/medwatch/ or call (800) FDA-1088.
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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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