(NON) Compliance

Monday 16 March 15:00 - 16:00

In this session we will highlight the latest evidence on behaviors of contact lens wearers across the world, in addition to the educational strategies used by contact lens practitioners with emphasis on habits that are proven risk factors for inflammatory and infectious complications. We will discuss educational frameworks such as the “Health Belief Model” and “Transtheoretical Model” and how this can be applied to contact lens instruction. Our research shows that age, personality, lens wear modality and the environment (climate/ season/ travel) affects contact lens behaviors. Being aware of these influences allows us to better engage with our contact lens wearers and provide personalized care. Specific examples such as myopia control and daily disposable modalities will be demonstrated.

Learning points:
1. Describe the most common and most important contact lens non-compliance behaviours for different lens modalities
2. Explain the underlying drivers of noncompliance for different groups of contact lens wearers
3. Apply educational models to contact lens instruction
4. Devise strategies for improving contact lens compliance
5. Compare risk vs benefit of contact lens prescribing in children