Available through www.myalcon.com, the guide provides a compact summary of the signs, symptoms and management options for a broad range of anterior segment and other contact lens-related conditions.
Edited by Dr Lyndon Jones, director of the Centre for Contact Lens Research at the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry & Vision Science, the online tool includes more conditions, images and videos than previous printed versions.
Director of US professional and clinical support for Alcon, Carla Mack, said: “We are pleased to partner with Dr Lyndon Jones and his team at the Centre for Contact Lens Research to provide a practical guide that has application for both the novice and experienced eye care professional.
“The easy-to-use format along with updated conditions, photos and videos are ideal for quick reference.”
The guide is designed to be easily searchable by anterior segment anatomy, including the cornea, limbus, conjunctiva and the lid. A section specifically on complications related to contact lens fitting is also included.
Dr Jones commented: “Contact lens practitioners, regardless of their experience, often need to review the aetiology of contact lens complications and, most importantly, suggestions of appropriate treatments to alleviate the condition.”
He added: “With contact lens knowledge evolving so rapidly, text-books are often out-of-date soon after they are published. This web-based resource is a dynamic source of information, which will be frequently updated with new images, videos and treatment suggestions. We expect it to be a helpful source of information for practitioners, educators and students and should become the ‘go-to’ resource when dealing with contact lens complications.”