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Therapeutic and Bandage Contact Lenses

Debra Bennett

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.

Course Description

Healing or preventing an ocular wound, especially any damage to the cornea, requires special measures. Therapeutic and bandage contact lenses can be an important part of the healing process when the eye care professional and patient work together for the best results. This course will look at the dispensing of these healing lenses, some common ocular conditions that can be helped with a therapeutic or bandage lens, fitting essentials and follow up, and the complications or contraindications for the use of bandage lenses.

Course Objectives

  • Recognize the various uses for contact lenses when a patient has an injury to the cornea or eye
  • Recognize preventative measures that contact lenses can provide
  • Determine contraindications to contact lens use when dealing with disease or injury
  • Compare materials and types of lenses used