As optometrists, we spend a great deal of our time trying to keep our contact lens wearers happy and comfortable. No matter how much effort we put into this, preventing dropout is often a struggle. While there are many reasons for dropout, two of the most common are dry eye and allergic eye disease. When both are present, it creates a significant clinical challenge.
Spring always comes with the good—warm weather and outdoor activities—and the bad—ocular allergies. Our offices see a noticeable uptick in complaints of itchy, watery, red eyes and an inability to wear contact lenses comfortably, if at all.
Whether you’re working with a first-time contact lens patient or an existing wearer who is having difficulties, you need to play every card you hold if you want to win them over to long-term lens wear. During the contact lens fitting process, the influence of case systems on comfort is often sidelined for a proper fit and correction, and with a 24% contact lens dropout rate directly due ...
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