Dr. Ernie Bowling is Chief Optometric Editor of Optometry Times. He received his Doctor of Optometry and Master of Science in Physiological Optics degrees from the UAB School of Optometry. Dr. Bowling is a Diplomate in the Primary Care Section of the American Academy of Optometry. He practices in Gadsden, AL.
Contact lens and lens care compliance depends on patients following the doctor's recommendations, yet not all of what is imparted to patients is being followed. Diligence is the watchword, in both patient education and looking for contact lens complications from noncompliance in contact lens-wearing patients.