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CLEAR-Evidence-based contact lens practice

Wolffsohn, J. S., Dumbleton, K., Huntjens, B. ORCID: 0000-0002-4864-0723, Kandel, H., Koh, S. C., Kunnen, C., Nagra, M., Pult, H., Sulley, A., Vianya-Estopa, M., Walsh, K., Wong, S. and Stapleton, F. (2021). CLEAR-Evidence-based contact lens practice. Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, 44(2), pp. 368-397. doi: 10.1016/j.clae.2021.02.008

Abstract

Evidence-based contact lens -->practice involves finding, appraising and applying research findings as the basis for patient management decisions. These decisions should be informed by the strength of the research study designs that address the question, as well as by the experience of the practitioner and the preferences and environment of the patient. This reports reviews and summarises the published research evidence that is available to inform soft and rigid contact lens history and symptoms taking, anterior eye health examination (including the optimised use of ophthalmic dyes, grading scales, imaging techniques and lid eversion), considerations for contact lens selection (including the ocular surface measurements required to select the most appropriate lens parameter, lens modality and material selection), evaluation of lens fit, prescribing (teaching self-application and removal, adaptation, care regimen and cleaning instructions, as well as -->minimising risks of lens wear through encouraging compliance) and an aftercare routine.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2021. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Publisher Keywords: Contact Lens Evidence-based Academic Reports (CLEAR), Evidence-based medicine, Evidence-based practice, Contact lenses
Subjects: R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Departments: School of Health Sciences > Optometry & Visual Science
Date Deposited: 26 May 2021 10:30
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/26206
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