CLToday Fitting Tip of the Month

April 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.

Maximizing Soft Lens Comfort
A common complaint with soft contact lenses is discomfort, especially late in the day. A good solution to lens discomfort is a thick lubricating eye drop. I tell my patients to instill one drop of a "gel type" lubricating solution in each eye five minutes prior to lens application. I have found that this simple solution not only increases lens comfort, but also increases lens-wearing time for many patients.
Julie DeKinder, O.D.,
St. Louis.

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