Tag Archives: contact lenses

Navigating the Costs of Contact Lenses

Our goal as optometrists is to help our patients see better. We want to find a solution that accomplishes this goal while making the patient happy. Sometimes, the main barrier is the cost. The costs of contact lenses – are they worth the price? Upon hearing the initial price of …

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Contact Lens Solution Options and Considerations

Contact lens solution can dramatically impact the success of a patient’s contact lens wearing experience. Multi-purpose solution affects contact lens wear because it can affect the ocular surface. The tear film is extremely delicate, and as we know, a healthy tear film is critical to not only comfort in contact …

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Who Should Wear Daily Contact Lenses and Why

Daily contact lenses have a lot to offer patients. In this video, Dr. Kate Gettinger describes who should wear daily contact lenses, the advantages of dailies, and how to communicate and educate patients on them. Who should wear daily contact lenses? Dr. Gettinger suggest that some of the best candidates …

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Two-Week Contact Lenses and When To Use Them

There are advantages of two-week contact lenses that can be beneficial for patients and practitioners. In this video, Dr. Kate Gettinger discusses when she calls upon two-week contact lenses and why. While there is a long list of reasons why many eye care professionals (ECPs) choose daily disposable contact lenses …

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The Best Contact Lens Solutions of 2019

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As practitioners, we must be aware that our contact lens brand and modality choice, as well as the solution combination, are vital to patient comfort. Patient discomfort (burning, stinging) can directly correlate with staining of the cornea. Since today’s practitioners are fitting dailies at increasing rates, the battle between market …

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A Guide To Multifocal Contact Lenses

It’s 4:45 PM at the end of a long day and in your mind you’re halfway out the door — until you see the chief complaint on your next chart. “55-year-old with decreased vision in their monovision contacts.” You picture your hands shaking as you hold loose lenses in front …

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Sleeping in Contact Lenses

It is estimated that 45 million people in the United States wear contact lenses.1 For many individuals, contact lenses have become the primary choice for vision correction, and for good reasons! Contact lenses offer to correct for a wide range of nearsighted, farsighted and astigmatic prescriptions and have become readily …

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My 5 Favorite Contact Lenses for 2019

My 5 Favorite Contact Lenses for 2019

Here are the contact lenses that I routinely prescribe and my favorite contact lenses for 2019! Continuing with our yearly update, I’ve highlighted my favorite contact lenses! This year there are some new lenses to highlight, and some others have even dropped off. Of course, this list is strictly based …

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