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    Course Description

    GP Lens Care and Patient Education

    The ability to care for and handle rigid gas-permeable (GP) contact lenses properly depends on several factors. First, the patient must be provided with several methods of insertion and removal, and proficiency in these methods must be demonstrated before leaving the office. Second, the patient must be aware of the function of each solution in the recommended care regimen, the importance of performing each function properly and regularly, and the basis for which other solutions are not compatible with the particular material. Third, several methods should be provided to both educate the patient and reinforce the education. The patient must know the “do’s and don’ts” of the newest GP lenses; in other words, the patient must recognize the limitations of the lenses and the problems that can occur through noncompliance. The purpose of thiw course is to provide an overview of the ways in which these important factors can be satisfied, thereby enhancing the probability of patient success.