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Fitting Tip of the Month

Contact Lenses and Kids

Summer is just around the corner and pretty soon the back to school rush will be upon us. Pediatric and teen patients will return to update their contact lens prescriptions and others will want to wear contact lenses for the first time. Most practitioners find that with proper candidate selection and instruction, kids are generally more compliant than their adult counterparts. 
     One issue that frequently occurs with kids is they forget to inform mom or dad that they are out of lenses. Such occurrences usually happen the day before a special event or a family vacation, when contact lens wear is imperative. The result is your staff struggling to find a replacement lens on short notice, or even your emergency line ringing in the middle of Sunday brunch.  
     To prevent this issue, we tell parents to keep one set of lenses (or a strip of lenses in the case of daily disposables) in their possession at all times. The next time their child runs out of lenses, an emergency is averted. Such instances also serve a reminder to parents that it's time to reorder lenses or have their child return for an exam. 
Chris A. Smiley, OD
Columbus, Ohio

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