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Brief Course Description
Contact Lens Patient Selection
The first contact person sets the tone for the examination and the aftercare.
A survey should be used to collect pertinent information regarding health (systemic
The following subjects are covered in this course. Applying them in practice will
increase the likelihood of a successful fit and a happy patient.
and ocular), occupation, hobbies, previous eyecare and/or correction, contact lens use (if
any), and insurance coverage. The psychological and motivational aspects of contact lens wear are the most important
factors in long-term success. A patient who is verbally interactive and able to reason is never too young for contact
lenses. The limiting factor is the patient’s ability to understand the need to follow a
maintenance schedule or to comply with a set wearing and care schedule without deviation. The cylinder sensitivity test determines the patient’s appreciation for uncorrected
astigmatism in spectacles and contact lenses. By interrelating the patient’s needs with clinical experience and knowledge, the choice
of contact lens design and material becomes streamlined.