CLEAR - Evidence-based contact lens practice


Evidence-based contact lens —>practice involves finding, appraising and applying research findings as the basis for patient management decisions. These decisions should be informed by the strength of the research study designs that address the question, as well as by the experience of the practitioner and the preferences and environment of the patient. This reports reviews and summarises the published research evidence that is available to inform soft and rigid contact lens history and symptoms taking, anterior eye health examination (including the optimised use of ophthalmic dyes, grading scales, imaging techniques and lid eversion), considerations for contact lens selection (including the ocular surface measurements required to select the most appropriate lens parameter, lens modality and material selection), evaluation of lens fit, prescribing (teaching self-application and removal, adaptation, care regimen and cleaning instructions, as well as —>minimising risks of lens wear through encouraging compliance) and an aftercare routine.

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Divisions: College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Optometry > Optometry
College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Optometry > Optometry & Vision Science Research Group (OVSRG)
College of Health & Life Sciences
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Contact Lens Evidence-based Academic Reports (CLEAR),Contact lenses,Evidence-based medicine,Evidence-based practice,Ophthalmology,Optometry
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2021-04
Published Online Date: 2021-03-25
Accepted Date: 2021-03-01
Authors: Wolffsohn, James S. (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-4673-8927)
Dumbleton, Kathy
Huntjens, Byki
Kandel, Himal
Koh, Shizuka
Kunnen, Carolina M.E.
Nagra, Manbir
Pult, Heiko
Sulley, Anna L.
Vianya-Estopa, Marta
Walsh, Karen
Wong, Stephanie
Stapleton, Fiona



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License: Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives

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