Supporting the Tear Film
The Tear Film can be impacted by many factors including contact lens wear, dry eye disease, ocular surgery and modern lifestyles. How can optometrists support tear film stability in a range of different scenarios? The underlying importance of different parts of the tear film, the roles of lubricating eye drops, improvements in contact lens technologies and patient management strategies will be discussed.
Understand the factors of a contact lens contributing to comfort, in particular friction, shear stress and wettability.
Understand the role of different lubricating drops in different patient scenarios.
Be able to consider different strategies to build compliance with dry eye management strategies.