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Why Monthly Contact Lenses Work for Many Patients
Not too long ago, monthly contact lenses reigned as king, the gold standard for patients. Times have changed and patients now have more options daily disposables, two-week and monthly contact lenses.

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Contact Lenses: The Right - and Responsible - Choices for Teenagers 
Ah, Sweet 16. The age when teenagers stop dreaming about a driver's license but not a brand-new convertible. They also may find their first job to help pay for the gas. And many teenagers also want to shed their eyeglasses for contact lenses. After all, they want to look good behind the wheel.

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Helping Patients, Finding Success with Multifocal Contact Lenses

It's no secret. The aging of America's population presents both challenges and opportunities for the optometric profession. As a paraoptometric, you should be prepared to meet the challenge and seize the opportunities to help these aging patients in the battle against presbyopia.

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Caring for Contact Lenses Requires Constant Education

Educating patients on the proper care of their contact lenses holds the key to not only comfort but also to ensuring healthy eyes. Contamination can lead to serious issues, including infection and far worse.

As a paraoptometric, you are on the front lines of discussing proper care and continually reinforcing the need to be diligent in following the recommendations of the doctor of optometry and the manufacturer for both the solution used and the storage case that serves to clean and possibly disinfect those lenses.

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Changing Behavior with Contact Lenses: Paraoptometrics Meet the Challenge
The statistics are alarming: Nearly every wearer of contact lenses reports risky behavior with their medical devices. In its August 2017 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found an overwhelming majority of adolescents (ages 12-17 years) and young adults (ages 18-24) reported at least one behavior that increased their chances of eye infection, 85 percent and 81 percent, respectively.

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Benefits of Multifocal Lenses for Patients

A well-trained paraoptometric has a significant impact on the success of the contact lens practice. The paraoptometric is responsible for the patient's first and last impression; from first communication on the telephone until the visual needs of that individual are satisfied.  

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Paraoptometrics, Technology and Daily Disposable Contact Lenses

As paraoptometric staff we interact with our patients before and after they see the optometrist -making us a vital part of the examination and follow up process to not only the patient but the optometrist as well.  During the pre-testing process we can find out how our patients wear and use their contact lenses by asking them a series of lifestyle questions.

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