Understanding the tear film & its interaction with contact lenses - 1 interactive CET point

14:00 - 15:00


Contact lens materials are becoming more and more sophisticated to enhance patient experiences, and with the publication of the TFOS DEWS II report, increasing information continues to become available on the complex and fragile nature of the tear film. This lecture will consider the impact of these modern materials on the tear film and ocular surface and the key updates from this new report.

Optometrist
1.2.4. By having a clearer understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the tear film and ocular surface, delegates will be able to communicate relevant information to patients in a way that is more easily understood.

2.5.3. Delegates will appreciate that by keeping up do date with recent research and developments on our understanding of the tear film as an increasingly complex structure, they will be able to offer more balanced advice and recommendations to their patients. 

5.2.1. Delegates will have a greater understanding of how a contact lens affects tear film stability which may lead to discomfort.

5.2.1.  Delegates will appreciate that the choice of material and lens design are possible reasons for contact lens discomfort. 

6.1.1. Delegates will have an awareness of the risk factors for tear film instability and dry eye. 

6.1.2. Delegates will have an understanding of how tear film instability and contact lens wear may lead to inflammation.

Contact Lens optician
1.2.4. By having a clearer understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the tear film and ocular surface, delegates will be able to communicate relevant information to patients in a way that is more easily understood.

2.5.3. Delegates will appreciate that by keeping up do date with recent research and developments on our understanding of the tear film as an increasingly complex structure, they will be able to offer more balanced advice and recommendations to their patients.

3.1.1. Delegates will have an awareness of the risk factors for tear film instability and dry eye which may be a contraindication to CL wear.

3.1.1. Delegates will have an understanding of how tear film instability and contact lens wear may lead to inflammation.

5.4.1. Delegates will have a greater understanding of how a contact lens affects tear film stability which may lead to discomfort.

5.4.2. Delegates will appreciate that the choice of material and lens design are possible reasons for contact lens discomfort. 

Dispensing optician
1.2.4. By having a clearer understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the tear film and ocular surface, delegates will be able to communicate relevant information to patients in a way that is more easily understood.

2.5.3. Delegates will appreciate that by keeping up do date with recent research and developments on our understanding of the tear film as an increasingly complex structure, they will be able to offer more balanced advice and recommendations to their patients. 

5.2.2. Delegates will have a greater understanding of how a contact lens affects tear film stability which may lead to discomfort.

8.1.1. Delegates will have a greater understanding of the symptoms of tear film instability and dry eye.

8.1.1. Delegates will have an understanding of how tear film instability and contact lens wear may lead to inflammation.

Dr Peter Frampton, Independent Prescriber Optometrist, Aaron Optometrists