Sunday, July 22, 2012

End of Day CL Discomfort May Be Chemical Issue

"When patients complain of comfort issues with contact lens wear, practitioners will first examine the ocular surface and evaluate the fit. Once those findings are found to be normal, clinicians should consider soaps and solutions," reports Primary Care Optometry News. "Delayed subjective dryness (DSD), which is almost always a chemical issue, is a common soft contact lens complication that has specific and consistent characteristics. It is generally progressive in nature and results in reduced wearing time and, eventually, contact lens failure. Patients who are experiencing DSD often believe that it is a normal and expected consequence of contact lens wear, and so do not report it as a problem in early and moderate stages. Frequently they just give up wearing contacts because glasses are “more convenient.'" Read more.

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