In 2015 the GOC & BMG published the results of an extensive survey into the attitudes and habits of over 2000 CL wearers. The research provides significant insights for ECPs in relation to CL practice. Socio economic and demographic variance in attitudes to risk and CL behaviours were significant and the use of these insights by ECPs can significantly reduce risk and non compliance.
Of even greater importance in the research is the high variance in reported compliance with the ACLM recommended do's and don’ts of CL wear.
ECPs need to be aware of this variance and use this to adopt and adapt their clinical practice at aftercare so as to improve both awareness and compliance of their CL wearers.
The outcome of improvements in clinical practice will be to reduce the risk associated with CL wear, reduce to number of Pt dropouts and reduce the number of Cl complaints.