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Improving Patient Compliance
Dates: 17/08/2012 to 21/09/2012
Pass Mark: 60%
Many practitioners believe that the biggest contributing factor to an adverse event for a contact lens wearer is the contact lens wearer themself. There have been many studies and a copious amount of research into what can go wrong, and many of the causes are laid squarely at the feet of the non-compliant patient. When many faced with the idea of wearing a contact lens shrink from the very prospect as potentially dangerous or painful, it is surprising that so many contact lens wearers adopt such a cavalier attitude towards taking care of their lenses and therefore their eyes. This article discusses the issues which eye care practitioners face and offers advice on how to overcome barriers in order to improve patient compliance.
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