Recently quoted in the Contact Lens Spectrum – August 2010
Kids and Allergy Sufferers: A Natural Constituency
“Pediatric fitting has been the biggest market for one-day lenses in our practice,” says Lance I. Alpert, OD, who practices in Manchester and Glastonbury, Conn. “Parents immediately appreciate that with this modality they have a lot less to worry about,” he says. “The common concerns about whether a child can properly clean and care for his contact lenses just disappear.”
Moreover, the potential health and safety benefits also resonate strongly with parents. “I can say unequivocally that patients in my practice who wear one-day lenses have a much lower incidence of ocular irritation and unscheduled visits. That's a benefit I impart to parents,” Dr. Alpert says. Parents of children enrolled in the Adolescent and Child Health Initiative to Encourage Vision Empowerment (ACHIEVE) study overwhelmingly (93 percent) chose one-day contact lenses when given the option between two-week and one-day contact lenses for their children (Walline et al, 2009).
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