Domains: Communication, Clinical practice

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In this recorded webinar Mr Neil Retallic presents a session on how to understand recent contact lens research published in the BCLA Contact Lens Evidence Based Academic Reports (CLEAR) and how it can help shape contact lens practice. The presentation will encourage reflection on current ways of practice and provide clinical pearls on how to best relate to contact lens wearer’s individual needs and take a patient centric evidence-based approach, to maximise success with contact lens wear.

This presentation includes patient cases and provides optometrists with an overview of how recent research is relevant and can impact on everyday contact lens practice.

Last published: September 2023

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    s.1 Listen to patients and ensure they are at the heart of decisions made about their care

    • Understand how to best involve patients in decision making regarding their contact lens routines and choices, to maximise the contact lens performance.

    s.2 Communicate effectively with patients

    • Understand how to effectively communicate with contact lens wearers, using patient friendly language, independent of which contact lens material, modality or type they currently wear.

    Clinical Practice 

    s.5 Keep your knowledge and skills up to date

    • Understand the latest contact lens research and how to best apply this to the care provided.

    s.7 Conduct appropriate assessments, examinations, treatments and referrals

    • Able to take an evidence-based approach to contact lens practice, ensuring tailored patient care is provided based on the individual’s needs.
    • Understand best practice routines for asymptomatic and symptomatic contact lens wearers to reduce the risk of contact lens related complications or/and drop out, in both new and established wearers.

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