CLToday Fitting Tip of the Month

May 2004

Contact Lenses Today® is edited by Dr. Joseph T. Barr and the staff of Contact Lens Spectrum.

Why Frequent Replacement is Best
Many patients report that they will only change their contact lenses when they become uncomfortable. Remind them that by the time they feel this discomfort, deposits have accumulated on the lens, which can also blur vision and lead to health problems such as giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC). A clean lens feels better, provides better vision and is safer. Helping patients understand the importance of frequent replacement helps to promote schedule compliance and reduce complications such as GPC.
--Eric Ritchey, OD, MS
St. Louis, Mo.

Helping Keep and Treat Patients as They Age
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