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HomemieducationTo Suffer in Silence…or Not? Avoiding Contact Lens Dropout

To Suffer in Silence…or Not? Avoiding Contact Lens Dropout

1.75 hours with Assessment – Optometry Australia IoE Quality Assurance | TBC in New Zealand

The management of contact lens discomfort (CLD) remains a challenge in clinical practice. Research indicates up to 50% of contact lens wearers experience CLD to some degree of frequency or magnitude.1 That number is concerning because, for more than two decades and despite major developments in contact lens materials and lens care systems, CLD has remained the single most common reason for contact lens drop out.2,3 Between 25 to 30% of contact lens wearers stop wearing their lenses within the first five years of lens wear4-6 with the number one reason being contact lens discomfort, especially towards the end of the day.3,5 If we could really crack CLD, how many of these dropouts could be avoided?…Read and take test.

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