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C-77306 Do hydrogel lenses still have a place in modern contact lens practice?
This presentation will outline the key material requirements for modern soft contact lenses, and how these material characteristics can affect comfort and physiology. Corneal oxygenation (and how this is predicted by laboratory measures such as Dk and Dk/t) will be described. The importance of material characteristics for wearer comfort will be explored. The presentation will also focus on an area which has received relatively little attention: the ocular inflammatory response to lens wear. Modern clinical research methods are giving new insights here, and this exciting new area will also be described.
- To understand the differences in currently-available soft contact lens materials and how such differences impact on clinical performance
- To outline the evidence for the relationship between material properties and wearer comfort during contact lens wear
- To understand the inflammatory response of the cornea during contact lens wear; how material characteristics impact on this and its importance in successful contact lens wear
You will be able to claim one interactive CET point after attending this live session.
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Terms and conditions
- To attend this webinar you must be a College of Optometrists' member.
- To obtain your interactive CET point you must ensure the following standards are met, you must:
- have a minimum attendance of 50 minutes
- complete a minimum of 4 of the 6 polls.
CET does not apply to students and pre-registration trainees.
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