We know that contact lenses can deliver drugs directly to the eye surface, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Acuvue Theravision with Ketotifen. And we know that Sensimed’s Triggerfish contact lens monitors changes in intraocular pressure (IOP) for glaucoma. Now researchers have developed a contact lens that does both. The wireless theranostic contact lens (WTCL) not only tracks IOP, but delivers anti-glaucoma drugs on demand, as reported in Nature Communications. (Toshniwal Paharia, Pooja Toshniwal Paharia. "Glaucoma treatment using smart contact lenses that release drugs". News-Medical. 20 June 2022. https://www.news-medical.net/news/20220519/Glaucoma-treatment-using-smart-contact-lenses-that-release-drugs.aspx.) Note: Theranostics is a combination of the terms therapeutics and diagnostics.
While the late-Summer-early-Fall trip to the optometrist is a yearly tradition for families with children who wear glasses, this year, of course, is going to be a bit different: due to COVID restrictions, not only will the appointment itself be different, but so will the way patients use those glasses in the classroom. As patients roll into your practice either in preparation for a return to the classroom, or as they come in realizing from their experience at school that their Rx has changed, or some come in newly realizing they need an Rx, here are a few things to keep in mind to help make patients’ return to the classroom as safe and comfortable as possible.
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Change can be good or bad, but one thing is certain, change is change. For previous progressive lens wearers always mark up the patient’s last pair and ask them to demonstrate their posture for distance viewing, reading and screen use.
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