CLToday Fitting Tip of the Month

March 2007

Contact Lenses Today® is edited by Dr. Joseph T. Barr and the staff of Contact Lens Spectrum. This week, CLToday® reaches more than 10,000 readers in 74 countries.

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.,
Sherman, Texas.

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.

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