Professional Articles

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Fadel D, Walsh K.. COVID-19, quando l'uso delle lenti è sicurio B2Eyes 2020;March. [ Show Abstract ]

Recentemente alcuni articoli di giornali sul possibile contagio da coronavirus tramite lenti a contatto e alcune organizzazioni sanitarie che consigliano il passaggio in questa fase agli occhiali anziché l’uso delle lenti a contatto sollevano facilmente la preoccupazione che l'utilizzo delle lac potrebbe non essere sicuro durante la pandemia da Covid-19. Questa inondazione di informazioni fuorvianti ha portato ricercatori di spicco nel panorama internazionale, da Canada, Regno Unito e Stati Uniti, a rispondere. Lyndon Jones, direttore del Center for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) presso l'Università di Waterloo (Canada), Philip Morgan, direttore di Eurolens Research presso l'Università di Manchester (Regno Unito), e Jason Nichols, vicepresidente associato di ricerca e docente all'Università dell'Alabama presso la Birmingham School of Optometry (Stati Uniti) e direttore editoriale di Contact Lens Spectrum, hanno fornito le seguenti informazioni sulla sicurezza dell'uso delle lenti a contatto.

Jones D. Myopia Management: What Are the Options? Optometric Management 2020;Epub [ Show Abstract ]

There have been alarming predictions regarding the rate of increase of myopia for the next three decades. Of particular concern is the predicted increase in high myopia, with reports that almost 10% of the world’s population will exhibit myopia in excess of -5.00 D by 2050. Given the abundance of evidence in the literature that shows myopia progression can be reduced, practitioners need to be proactive with their young patients and introduce the concept of myopia control as soon as there is evidence of a myopic refractive error. Additionally, practitioners need to be familiar with the treatment options available.

Jones D. Measure Axial Length to Guide Myopia Management Review of Myopia Management 2020;March 1. [ Show Abstract ]

Myopic patients must be managed and monitored closely. Myopia can no longer be considered as a benign refractive error, and it cannot be managed by traditional optical means. With the growing prevalence of myopia, and the increased risk of ocular pathology associated with high myopia, eye care professionals (ECPs) need to assess their patients for risk factors that may lead to its onset.

Jones L. Contact lens comfort update 2020

Jones L. Myopia control update 2020

Jones L, Cerenzie A, Goodhew T, Morrison S, O'Grady T. Successfully integrating myopia management into your practice 2020

Morgan P, Woods CA, Tranoudis IG, Efron N, Jones L, Merchan B, Grupcheva CN, Jones D, Beeler-Kaupke M, Krasnanska J, Belova S, Ravn O, Santodomingo-Rubido J, Taste P, Malet F, Plakitsi A, Végh M, Erdinest N, Montani G, Itoi M, Bendoriene J, Ramos Gómez RL, Pintor R, Mulder J, Van Der Worp E, Lam W, Ystenæs AE, Romualdez-Oo J, Abesamis-Dichoso C, González-Méijome J, Gierow P, Pettersson LA, Hsiao J, Nichols JJ . International Contact Lens Prescribing in 2019 Contact Lens Spectrum 2020;35, January: 26-32 [ Show Abstract ]

Since the turn of the century, we have presented annual overviews of contact lens prescribing trends in Contact Lens Spectrum. The work was initiated to help eyecare practitioners who are active in contact lenses to benchmark their fitting habits against their peers as well as to provide context to researchers in the field working on next-generation products. The database of lens fits collected over this period now exceeds 400,000, and the information has been collected across 71 markets.

In each targeted market, we supply survey forms and request that practitioners complete generic information about the first 10 contact lens fits conducted after receipt. This fundamental approach has remained unchanged since the first survey was conducted in the United Kingdom in 1996, with only minor changes to the form to account for new products becoming available on the market. For example, an option for “anti-myopia” (now termed “myopia control”) lenses was introduced in the 2011 survey to allow us to track developments in that area.

The distribution of the survey form varies. Some markets continue to use paper forms with a reply-paid envelope; others distribute and collect the same form via e-mail or a web-based questionnaire. The work is coordinated in each market by national coordinators who are listed as co-authors of this paper.

The survey forms request information about the age and sex of each contact lens patient fitted in addition to data about the material, design, replacement frequency, and wearing modality of the fitted lenses; anticipated weekly usage; and care system type. Each fit is weighted based on the estimated annualized number of fits for each practitioner. The data are finally collated at both the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom and at the University of Waterloo in Canada.

van der Worp E, Wolffsohn J, Jones L. Dropping the dropout rate Contact Lens Spectrum 2020;35, May: 36-43 [ Show Abstract ]

A review of soft lens types and fitting strategies that can help reduce the dropout rate among soft lens wearers.

At the 2020 Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS), specialty lens topics from A to Z naturally dominated the program. However, soft lens fitting relating to all of its aspects is also one of the topics that the meeting covers, because the vast majority of contact lenses fitted worldwide are standard soft lenses, as confirmed by the annual Eurolens Research Survey published each year in the January issue of Contact Lens Spectrum.

Walsh K, Jones L, Kojima R. Working smart: How to streamline your dry eye practice with new technology 2020