Anatomical Structures and Soft Contact Lenses
Debra Bennett has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. The content and format of this course is presented without commercial bias and does not claim superiority of any commercial product or service.
An excellent eye care professional (ECP) has knowledge of the anatomy of the human eye and shares this knowledge with patients. The course lays a strong foundation by presenting a detailed overview of transparent and non‐transparent structures, the refractive states of the eye, and other ocular functions. Building upon that foundation is the advanced discussion of anatomical features that can enhance or contraindicate the use of soft contact lenses, and how to adjust for these anatomical features.
- Identify facial structures that benefit or contraindicate soft contact lens use
- Identify certain dysmorphologic conditions that affect soft contact lens wear
- Recognize contraindications that anatomy imposes
- Detect which infections are anatomically based and which relate to soft lenses
- Compare patterns and stains to identify causes and suggest corrections of problems