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    Optimize patients’ CL experience by avoiding 3 bad habits


    3. Contact lenses for presbyopes

    There are advanced contact lens designs available for presbyopic patients. These contact lenses provide patients a chance to become less dependent or completely independent on their eyeglasses when wearing contact lenses. The presbyopic population is a group of individuals in which the percentage requiring refractive correction is high. Yet I have found that low numbers of presbyopic patients are currently wearing contact lenses.

    Significant advancements in lens technologies have provided both frequent replacement and daily disposable options that are far advanced than their predecessors. Even a patient who tried multifocal contact lenses as little as one year ago has a number of new options available now. Due to the variety of options available, ODs are sure to have a design that suits their patients’ needs.

    Related: New correction option for presbyopes

    There is a remarkable opportunity to offer presbyopes the opportunity to be fit with contact lenses and offer them the visual freedom that contact lenses may offer. Unfortunately, a majority of presbyopic patients are unaware that multifocal contact lenses are an option for them. It is thus incumbent upon us to educate patients about these options. It will then be the patients’ decision whether they would like to pursue multifocal contact lenses.

    Optimize patient opportunity to help them be successful contact lens wearers by avoiding the three habits listed above. They will certainly thank you for it.

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