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FEATURE ARTICLE One Day at a Time Addressing patient Compliance through the Use of Daily Disposable Contact Lenses By carrie wilson, aBoc, ncle-ac Patient Compliance As early as 200 B.C.E., Hippocrates warned physicians of the dangers noncompliance can pose to the patient and courses of treatment. Over 2000 years later, times have not changed. Noncompliance has been and always will be a factor in the way the contact lens professional fits and recommends different contact lens modalities to the patient. In fact, compliance issues are an even larger factor today due to all the conflicting information that patients receive from the internet, marketing, as well as friends and family. A Common Scenario Contact Lens X has been prescribed for a patient, Mr. Jones. The Mr. Jones is informed that the contact is a disposable lens that must be taken out daily, cleaned with a specific multipurpose solution and replaced every two weeks. The professional has determined this through years of experience, the physiology of the patient’s ocular surface, the general health of the eye as well as the patient’s lifestyle. This expertise should be enough for the patient and Mr. Jones will adhere strictly to what the contact lens fitter says, right? Of course not. The patient is of course going to listen to what the fitter says but, in most cases, is going to follow his own course of treatment. Let’s say that Contact X was worn by the Mr. Jones’ best friend and he or she tells the patient that the contacts can be worn overnight on a regular basis with no problems. Or that Mr. Jones has researched the contact on the internet and sees that the contact has been FDA approved for monthly wear. The patient may feel that all solutions are the same and therefore go with a less expensive generic brand or a saline solution instead. All of this information may cause Mr. Jones EyEWitnEss spring 2011 | AboUt thE AUthor carrie wilson has been in the optical field for over ten years. she has held numerous training and management positions in which she has developed training to change his course of treatment causing noncompliance that may lead to various health issues with the patient. It has been believed that 1/3 of patients follow all of the contact lens fitter’s instructions, 1/3 follows some instruction, and 1/3 doesn’t follow any instructions. This means approximately 2/3 of all contact lens patients are noncompliant in some form or other. How to Break the Rules, Let us Count the Ways Handling the Situation Good hygiene is imperative when it comes to lens care. Lens handling and contact lens case care are the most likely sources of contact lens contamination. According to a recent study, hand washing creates an 80% reduction in the amount of bacteria in a lens. A research team of scientists analyzed contact lenses after they were handled by patients who washed their hands and those handled by patients who did not. Those handled without hand washing contained an average of 10,000 colony forming units of bacteria, whereas those who washed their hands had contacts that exhibited an average of only 2140 colony forming units of bacteria. This philosophy also pertains to contact lens case care. Although contact lens case care used to involve running the case under the hot tap water and then allowing | w w w. c l s a . i n f o plans to increase sales and development management skills. Her educational background includes and aa in sociology/Psychology from Dalton state college and a Bs in organizational management from covenant college. she has recently become an aBo level iii approved speaker and an ncle approved speaker; as well as an ncle examination item writer. in addition, she is a contributing writer to EyeCare Professional Magazine. c o n ta c t l e n s s o c i e t y o f a m e r i c a 21 http://www.clsa.info http://WWW.CLSA.INFO

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