The Impact of Contact Lens Wear On the Ocular Surface w/ Dr. Joe Shovlin

In this episode of the Infocus podcast series, host Dr. Andrew Pucker is joined by Dr. Joe Shovlin to discuss the impact of contact lenses on the ocular surface. The conversation revolves around a paper from the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) titled “Impact of Contact Lenses on the Ocular Surface” and its importance in the field. Joe provides an overview of the paper, highlighting two key areas: evidence-based information on contact lens choices that impact the ocular surface and lifestyle choices that affect contact lens wear and success. The discussion covers topics such as unsafe practices, lens wear schedules, wearing contact lenses during illnesses like colds and allergies, and the impact of COVID-19 on contact lens wear. The episode emphasizes the importance of compliance, proper lens care, and the use of daily disposable lenses to reduce the risk of complications.

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