The AOCLE wanted to establish a standardized set of basic instructions for patients to follow. Over the past few years, the AOCLE has created Healthy Habit guides for soft and rigid lenses and now, another first, with the ‘Healthy Scleral Lens Habits’ with basic hygiene and lens care issues illustrated with easy to follow instructions based on the latest literature. The guide offers an overview of hand washing, an overview of the care specific to scleral CL, cleaning and replacement of lens cases, no topping off of solutions and more. The guide is completely generic and is available in English, French and Spanish. The healthy habits can be reviewed with novice users or as a review of non-compliant patients.
Numerous resources are available in the contact lens field. Some are tools that can be useful when working with students and patients, and others are links to organizations, companies and journals.
With growing concerns about compliance issues with respect to the wear of contact lenses, The AOCLE wanted to establish a standardized set of basic instructions for Patients to follow.