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Monday 16 March 09:30 - 10:45

Since contact lenses began to be widely used during the 1960s, the efforts of manufacturers, clinicians and researchers have combined to make them in-creasingly simple to fit. This process has reached the point where today, it is common to have only a single configuration available from each manufacturer. This does not mean however, that the fitting process is no longer important, or that clinicians can take it for granted the available lens will function optimally in all cases. A careful consideration of the characteristics of the lens, relative to those of the wearer, can deliver significant performance advantages, in both the short and long terms. To illustrate this reality, speakers in the session will discuss the potential impact of various contact lens attributes on some im-portant clinical outcomes including vision, non-infectious complications and myopia progression.

Learning objectives:
1) Understand which factors contribute to good quality vision during lens wear.
2) Learn how lens characteristics impact on the most common lens relat-ed complications.
3) To understand the evidence as to whether single vision soft contact lenses promote myopia progression or not.
4) Be able to use this information to manage contact lens complications in practice.