TITLE

The soft approach to RGPs Part 1: realising great potential

AUTHOR(S)
Tomlinson, Mark
PUB. DATE
July 2013
SOURCE
Optometry Today;7/26/2013, Vol. 53 Issue 15, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
For many practitioners the rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lens is often overlooked. Inexperience, popularity of disposable lenses, negative publicity, technology and patient discomfort are often cited as the main reasons for practitioner negativity towards RGP lenses. Nonetheless, whether an experienced practitioner, or a preregistration optometrist, RGP contact lens fitting remains a vital core skill. This first article in a four-part series analyses the current situation in the market sector, discusses what role RGP lenses have in today's practice, and considers various materials available and the lens care systems which are currently used.
ACCESSION #
89633463

 

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