Contact Lens Compliance Event Now Available for On-Demand Viewing

The Contact Lens Institute hosted members of the eye care community from the United States, Canada, and beyond on March 3 to discuss a persistent question: how can practitioners encourage better contact lens compliance among patients?

The online learning event—Making Contact Lens Compliance Stick: EASY Insights, Tips & Tools—is now available for on demand viewing at https://youtu.be/uFKBtVNUKKE.

Contact Lens Institute Board Chairperson Bill Reindel, OD, MS, and Board Member Michele Andrews, OD, were joined by Drs. Chris Lievens, Southern College of Optometry; Mark Schaeffer, MyEyeDr; Bridgitte Shen Lee, Vision Optique; and Jason Tu, Invision Optometry for the one-hour webinar.

The conversation spanned a range of considerations that could lead to more ideal contact lens handling, including understanding patient-specific variables that can drive poor habits, proper hand hygiene instruction, and the selection of modalities and materials matched to individual lifestyles. Simplicity was also a common point raised by the panelists—a factor at the heart of the Contact Lens Institute’s EASY Way initiative.

The EASY Way (Eyes, Awareness, Safety and You) program was developed to help the eye care community promote healthy contact lens wear and care habits among patients in an informative, memorable, and straightforward way. It includes a set of simplified tips, attention-grabbing infographics, and companion digital resources for use in practices, all available at EASYWayProgram.org.

“National consumer research found the EASY Way’s three steps to healthy, comfortable contact lens wear easy to understand and easy to recall by patients,” said Dr. Reindel. “Our work to introduce the program to the eye care community is likewise proving effective.”

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