Peer review: The lifestyle choice
As patients' lifestyles continually evolve, how do factors such as the cosmetics we use and the food that we eat influence contact lens success? Inspired by the recent Tear Film and Ocular Surface (TFOS) Lifestyle Report publication, this peer review is designed to encourage practitioners to explore ways that patient behaviour and lifestyle choice can directly or indirectly impact ocular surface health and therefore influence contact lens wear. Using patient cases, practitioners will consider ways to identify and help inform contact lens wearers about lifestyle behaviours to maintain good eye health, maximising their contact lens wearing experience.
Delegates will appreciate the importance of a obtaining a full patient history including lifestyle requirements in order to ensure the recommended contact lens meets the patient’s needs.
Delegates will consider the importance of patient communication, ensuring the patient fully understands the options available to them
Delegates will reflect on their current soft contact lens knowledge and be able to incorporate the latest clinical contact lens and ocular surface research when considering the specific needs of the patient and planned contact lens use.