Speaker: Philip B. Morgan PhD MCOptom FAAO FBCLA
Summary: The return of eye care practices to normal operations over the summer of 2020 is an excellent opportunity to re-evaluate systems, procedures, attitudes and habits around eyecare in general and contact lenses in particular. Consider that the range of currently-available contact lens products covers patients of all ages. We can now change the progression of myopia in children with myopia control products. For teenagers, there is good evidence that contact lenses transform lives, with daily disposables being particularly suitable for this group. Contact lenses in young adulthood are already very successful and we now understand better than ever the clinical management which can be implemented to retain a higher proportion of these wearers. Finally, presbyopia is perhaps the biggest under-served part of the market for contact lenses and recent data suggests that a pro-active approach with this age group can increase the number of successful fits.