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Contact lens care tips for patients: an optometrist’s perspective

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Optometry, August 2017
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Title
Contact lens care tips for patients: an optometrist’s perspective
Published in
Clinical Optometry, August 2017
DOI 10.2147/opto.s139651
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Authors

Christopher Lievens, Kacey Cilimberg, Alison Moore

Abstract

Contact lens (CL) wear has been a viable alternative to spectacle wear for several decades. The interest and desire to wear CLs have been stable in recent years, evidenced by the consistency of new wearers into this category of refractive correction. CLs have become one of the most commonly used medical devices in the market, with more than 40 million wearers in the US. There are many activities in which patients report a preference of CL wear over spectacles (athletics for example). Nearly all patients (even presbyopic patients) have the option of contact lenses today given the expansion of powers and parameters in recent years. Patients eyes are getting dryer as factors of age and the environment. CL materials have improved in recent years in an attempt to meet the challenges of dryer eyes. Despite the improvements in CLs and their care, challenges persist. Patient education, handwashing, compliance with care, and wearing schedule are some of the challenges that providers face in the care of CL patients even today.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 39 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 11 28%
Student > Master 5 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 5%
Researcher 2 5%
Student > Postgraduate 2 5%
Other 6 15%
Unknown 11 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 16 41%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 10%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 3%
Engineering 1 3%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 12 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 April 2018.
All research outputs
#7,988,907
of 12,739,396 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Optometry
#31
of 59 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#162,860
of 273,872 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Optometry
#2
of 3 outputs
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