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The Signs Point to a Change

Founding Authors: Edward S. Bennett and Venita Ailiee

Editing Author: Debra M. Bennett, ABOC, NCLE-AC

Edward S. Bennett and Venita Allee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Debra Bennett, editor, has no 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 of service.

This course provided is courtesy of
Edward S. Bennett, Vinita Allee
Clinical Manual of Contact Lenses

Course Summary

The assessment, prevention, and management of problems related to soft contact lens wear are critical areas of patient care. Significantly, many of these problems can be alleviated by changing to a different contact lens material, a different lens design, an altered wearing schedule, or a combination of any of these changes. This course outlines some of the more commonly encountered problems and causes and then offers suggestions for changes to remedy the problems.

Course Objectives

  • Assess patient problems related to the wear of soft contact lenses
  • Apply appropriate recommendations and changes when problems arise
  • Identify several common problems associated with contact lens use
  • Recognize a sign versus a symptom
  • Utilize the appropriate treatment plan
  • Prioritize problems requiring a referral physician

Course Assessment

There is a 40-question test at the end of the course. A successful passing score of 80% is required on all ABO-NLCE continuing education courses in order to earn the designated number of credits. You will know your grade instantly after completing the course.