Are you a no-brainer?

Sunday 15 March 15:00 - 16:00

How to Move from a No Brainer to a Know Brainer?
Lucky for us, contact lens practice is constantly evolving with the introduction of new products and wear regimen; think scleral lenses, new ortho-K designs, daily disposables in many designs. This course will use examples of common patient questions to show contact lens practitioners how to find the most reliable, important and up to date information to help their contact lens patients avoid complications. “How often should I replace my lens case?, How should I clean the case for ortho-K lenses?, What is the safest type of lenses for my child?”

We will review information in many forms; manufacturers’ package inserts, internet sources, trade organization recommendations (Algemene Nederlandse Vereniging van Contactlensspecialisten, Optometristen Vereniging Nederland, British Contact Lens Association, American Academy of Optometry), and the peer reviewed literature for the best recommendations.

Patients seek reliable information about their contact lenses, which is why seeking care from an eye care practitioner gives the patient added value of fully vetted information. It is worth it to discuss the best and safest ways to wear contact lenses, and the course will review how risk factors for contact lens complications affect the advice you should give to individual patients.

Learning objectives:
1) Where to go to find most important and reliable clinical information
2) The role of risk factors in contact lens patient management