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Perceptions of CL wearer retention

New research among Optician readers reveals practitioner perceptions of patient loyalty and the strategies practices use to keep their patients in contact lenses

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The shape of things to come

Is there a need for another contact lens meeting? Delegates at the new Contact Lens Specialist Symposium would seem to think so, as Alison Ewbank discovered.

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The power behind the lens

Cheryl Donnelly reports on a practitioner and consumer study that examined experiences with presbyopia correction

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The eye care conversation

A year into his role as general manager of Johnson & Johnson UK Oliver Spandow talks to Optician about growing the contact lens business, wine gums and four letter words

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The business of contact lenses

It promised a wealth of tips to take back and put into practice. The British Contact Lens Association's first Business Day was a great success, as Alison Ewbank reports

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Optimising contact lens wear for a lifetime of use

Dr Philip Morgan reports on a new survey of practitioner recommendations on contact lens wearing times and reviews current information on the steps which can be taken for ongoing successful and safe lens wear

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Understanding the CL consumer

The latest ACLM/Optician research uncovers some revealing attitudes to contact lens purchasing and serves as a wake-up call for practitioners, writes Alison Ewbank

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Product or practitioner: the key to success?

Could a new daily disposable lens with novel properties satisfy the unmet needs of consumers? Alison Ewbank went along to a roundtable meeting of practitioners who have trialled the Biotrue ONEday lens to hear their views.

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A meeting of minds

Distinguished speakers, a topical programme and the offer of last-minute CET points proved a winning formula for this year's BCLA Pioneers Conference and Lecture, as Alison Ewbank reports.

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Contact Lens Complications

Caroline Christie recommends a new revision of an important text for contact lens practice, both in hard copy and electronic form

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Double or drop

Practitioners understand the financial benefits direct debit-based contact care plans can bring to their practices and yet only a little over one half of practices actually offer such plans on eye exams and aftercare