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Therapeutic and Bandage Contact Lenses

Author: Debra Bennett, ABOC, NCLE-AC

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

This course will assist the ECP in understanding the various uses of contact lenses when a patient has an injury to the cornea or eye. In addition to healing, contact lenses can also be used preventatively. An important part of the course is to look at contraindications to contact lens use when dealing with disease or injury. After working with this course, the ECP will have a basic knowledge of when to use contact lenses for healing therapy; the materials and types of lenses used; patient cooperation; and contraindications.

Course Objectives

  • Associate corneal conditions with therapeutic/bandage treatment
  • Identify best lenses for patient needs
  • Utilize fitting techniques specific to therapeutic/bandage lenses
  • Recommend lens type and needed followup
  • Solve complications and contraindications 

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.