Your contact lenses for younger patients resources guide
Contact lens resources for patients and parents
20 January 2021
If you've found our recent CPD articles on effective contact lens management for children and young people helpful, take a look at these resources to continue expanding your knowledge.
WebsitesMy Kids Vision is an informative website developed by optometrists, Dr Kate Gifford and Dr Paul Gifford, the team behind the helpful Myopia Profile website and Facebook group.
My Kids Vision provides a plethora of ‘how-to guides’ for children and parents on contact lens related topics, including application and removal, lens cleaning, ortho-k and managing myopia.
The International Myopia Institute website is a useful reference for those parents interested in research papers on myopia control.
Support from contact lens manufacturersContact lens coach by CooperVision features application and removal videos and step-by-step guides, along with FAQs and tips for new contact lens wearers. There is good emphasis on the dangers of water and contact lenses.
CooperVision’s MiSight® 1 day website also features a vision simulator, so parents can get an idea of how uncorrected myopia can affect their child at school.
The Acuvue website has some useful, clear guidance for new contact lens wearers, including tips for sticking to a regular replacement schedule.
For children suitable for orthokeratology, No7 Contact Lenses Eyedream website is a good place to start. The website gives introductory information and patient stories, including a go-karting eight-year-old, and features an optician finder.
LeafletsAOP members can download free copies of patient leaflets on Advice for soft contact lens wearers and Advice for rigid contact lens wearers.
VideosIn OT’s video, Myopia management – balancing the possible and impossible, Dr Nicola Logan outlines the evidence base and discuss the current and emerging options available for practitioners to offer to patients with progressing myopia, and Dr Peter Hampson discusses the steps that practitioners should take to ensure they manage the expectations of parents and patients.