CLToday Fitting Tip of the Month

July 2005

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One-day Lens Wear
Today, even with the advent of silicone hydrogel lenses, one-day disposable lenses remain the safest and most convenient lens modality available. In addition to regular daily wear use, I find daily lens wear can be a supplemental option for several other types of patients: 
1.  Monovision patients requiring or desiring part time full distance correction
2.  Frequent travelers, even GP lens wearers, who want to eliminate leaky solution bottles and cases in baggage
3.  Under or overcorrected post-LASIK patients awaiting enhancements
4.  LASIK candidates de-adapting to GP lens wear
5.  Dry eye patients and those with seasonal allergies
6.  Part time use for sports and other hobbies that are glasses prohibitive
7.  Hikers, campers and those spending time outdoors away from an adequate clean water supply.
Even if one-day lenses are not the primary source of correction, they still serve as a great complement to any lens modality.
--Michael S. Heidish, O.D.
Columbus, Ohio

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