CLToday Fitting Tip of the Month
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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
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.
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Report adverse contact lens reactions here:
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/medwatch/ or call (800) FDA-1088.
Access a reporting
form for complications you've seen that were a result of contact lenses dispensed without a valid prescription
at the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's (ARBO's) Web site:
Complete and send the form online or print it out and fax it to (866) 886-6164.
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