Mastering the art and science of presbyopic soft contact lens
fitting can help build a well-rounded and successful practice, and maximise the visual success of this growing patient population.
The new multipurpose solution for soft contact lens
wearers uses a formulation that contains two artificial tear ingredients to significantly enhance comfort.
Cavanagh's latest research has demonstrated in the human eye that the more oxygen that passes through a soft contact lens
, the fewer bacteria get a chance to stick to surface cells and cause trouble.
The Lens Profiler instrument is unique in that it measures thickness, oxygen transmissibility and power of hydrated contact lenses in one instrument, and sets a new standard for soft contact lens
However, research shows that many contact lens wearers are significantly non-compliant in virtually all active steps involved in soft contact lens
wear, including hand washing, case hygiene, lens disinfection, and following the recommended lens replacement schedule.
In the presence of alkaline saline and lysozymes at the wound site, Winterowd says, the bandage's "hydrogel film"--similar to soft contact lens
material -- simply dissolves.
BCLA speaker Tim Bowden recognised previous BCLA Pioneers before Professor Young expertly discussed aspects of soft contact lens
design, leaving delegates in no doubt as to why Professor Young was selected to give this prestigious lecture.
The top 10 SKUs in the soft contact lens
care segment account for close to $117 million in volume annually.
What factors really influence the fit of a soft contact lens
, and in these days of one fit contact lenses what control do professionals have over adjusting the fit?
In the top subcategory, soft contact lens
products, Bausch & Lomb has a 33% share in units and a 29% share in dollars, according to company officials.
In an editorial accompanying the two research reports, Smith writes: "Since wearing a soft contact lens
continuously for even a week substantially increases the risk of ulcerative keratitis, and since patients are likely to push beyond any suggested guidelines, there is concern that this change does not go far enough in warning the patients of the risk.
A combination of lathing technology and innovative lens design has resulted in the development of the thinnest soft contact lens
on the market that is designed specifically for the irregular cornea, according to the company.