Discussion workshop: Understanding contact lens performance
This discussion workshop outlines how soft contact lens materials have evolved over the last 20 years with a focus on material properties that affect the overall performance of the lens when on the ocular surface. It will indicate how novel manufacturing processes in recent years have adapted to provide improved material properties that work in a modern day environment for our patient's comfort, vision and ocular health. It will look at how patients interpret contact lens comfort and how we can widen the scope of our communication to help determine a better way of choosing materials based on their symptoms and link these to up-to-date technologies we have today.
Practitioners will learn how to elicit key information from contact lens patients to help guide material choices to improve comfort.