Protected: Watch Again: Rigid Contact Lenses 2015

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Caroline Christie’s Dry Eye Table Sept 2013 Update

Contact Lenses Competency 7.7

Competency 7.7: An understanding of and the ability to fit soft contact lenses to patients with astigmatism This competency requires the trainee to have a good understanding of how toric contact lenses work and to recognise the limitations of the different lens types.  The ability to fit these lenses requires the trainee to recognise when toric […]

Contact Lenses Competency 7.5

Competency 7.5: The ability to manage the aftercare of patients wearing rigid gas permeable lenses This competency assesses your ability to take a good history and symptoms from an existing rigid gas permeable (RGP) lens wearer and to manage any contact lens related signs or symptoms that the patient may present with.  Despite the decreasing number […]

Has RGP fitting become the new ‘rocket science?’

Over recent years I appear to be fitting less and less rigid gas permeable lenses in the GOS.  At a recent gathering, some friends were even debating whether or not GP lens fitting should now become a ‘specialist service’ only to be provided by practitioners who manage to demonstrate the experience. After all, with dwindling […]

Christine Astin’s Guide to Basic RGP Fitting

In time for the third quarter assessments, Christine Astin’s article on RGP fitting has been revamped for you to use and share.  thank you Christine! Three main areas should be considered: Initial data gathering Lens Fit Analysis Ordering of the rigid gas permeable (RGP) lens. 1.  Initial data gathering: Recent routine refraction – note the […]