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the United States. Acanthamoeba are small, single celled organisms that live in most water sources. When patients use this water on contact lens, the risk of contracting AK escalates. Common instances of contraction are through the use of homemade solutions or water to clean or store contacts, not allowing the contact lens case to air dry after cleaning it with tap water, wearing contact lenses while in a hot tub or swimming, and showering while wearing lenses. Dirty or improperly cleaned lenses can also increase the risk of AK because the acanthamoeba are easily removed from the lens surface when the lenses are rubbed during the cleaning process. AK is very difficult to treat and usually results in a corneal transplant. Common symptoms of all forms of keratitis are: n inflammation n photophobia n severe pain n blurry vision n redness n foreign body sensation n discharge n swollen eyelids Keep it Simple… Rectifying the Compliance Issue The best way to ensure compliance is to remove ways in which the patient can be noncompliant. So which contact lens modality reduces handling of the lens, makes contact lens cleaning and storage a non-factor, and makes it easy to remember when to replace them. One day daily disposables! Already the leading contact lens category in Europe and Asia, daily disposable’s popularity is growing in the United States. There is no need for any lens cleaning or disinfection so the confusion from all lens solution products is removed from the equation. The result reduced solution noncompliance and a decrease in solution incompatibility. A clean, fresh lens every day has many benefits. n The lack of a contact lens case eliminates the need for case care. n Proper lens cleaning, disinfection, and rinsing techniques are no longer a factor. Patients who are heavy depositors and are unable to get their contacts clean enough for repeat wear, are able to see clearly and comfortably n A reduced allergic response for allergy sufferers when able to wear a lens free from allergen deposits left from poorly cleaned lenses It is also impossible to lose track of time when the contact is only worn one day. When a contact is inserted in the morning and then thrown away each night, incidences of sleeping in the lenses and over wearing of the lenses is significantly reduced. n Convenience Children, teenagers, athletes, socially active individuals; all can benefit from the convenience of daily disposable contacts. Not having to clean and disinfect lenses on a daily basis can make contact lens wear easier for children and teens, as well as provide peace of mind for their parents. Travelers, campers and athletes, who do not always have ready access to contact lens solutions and cleaners, enjoy the no-mess ease of daily disposables. The occasional wearer, i.e. vacationers, party goers, attendees of a formal event, enjoy contacts that do not have to be maintained and stored properly. Daily Disposable Lenses Today One of the fastest growing lens modalities, daily disposable contacts are now available in new materials and a wider range of specialty corrections. The newest lenses are exceptional for end of day comfort; provide clear, crisp vision for all patients including presbyopic and astigmatic patients; exhibit large amount oxygen permeability. Conclusion Daily disposable provide the best in patient care for most patients. They are convenient, easy to care for, and are available in a wide variety of corrections. By enabling even the most noncompliant patient to maintain ocular health, daily disposable contacts should be one of the most utilized tools in the contact lens fitters’ tool box. CoopErVision bausCh and Lomb Vistakon silicone hydrogel toric multifocal dry Eye relief aspheric design 1day acuvue moist 1day acuvue tru eye 1day acuvue tru eye Ciba Vision focus Dailies toric focus Dailies multifocal Dailies aqua comfort Plus Proclear 1 Day Proclear 1 Day soflens Daily Disposable EyEWitnEss spring 2011 | 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 | w w w. c l s a . i n f o 23 http://www.clsa.info http://WWW.CLSA.INFO

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