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Contact Lens Comfort at O=MEGA23

Eye care professionals are invited to explore the critical links between the ocular surface, tear film, and contact lens materials during the ‘Contact Lens Comfort in Practice’ session at O=MEGA23/WCO4.

O=MEGA23, the biggest eye care and eyewear fair in Australia, this year will run in partnership with the 4th World Congress of Optometry and will take place from 8–10 September in Melbourne.

The Contact Lens Comfort educational session, presented by event sponsor Alcon, will feature a panel discussion including international experts Professors Lyndon Jones (University of Waterloo, Canada), Jennifer Craig (University of Auckland), and Gregory Sawyer (University of Florida).

They’ll address the persisting issue of discomfort as the primary cause of contact lens discontinuation, despite advancements in technology.

Attendees will… learn about the various contact lens attributes contributing to discomfort, and the links between the ocular surface, tear film and contact lens materials.

By the end of the session attendees will understand how contact lens surfaces with low friction and low surface modulus can improve lubricity and reduce cell damage in corneal epithelial cell models, and the impact of a contact lens on the tear film and how this affects contact lens comfort.

Attendees will also learn about the various contact lens attributes contributing to discomfort, and the links between the ocular surface, tear film and contact lens materials, and its impact on contact lens experiences.

The session will be held in the Plenary at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 2.30-3.30pm on Saturday 9 September.

Registration to O=MEGA23/WCO4 is still open. For more information visit: omega-event.org/registration.