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SPECIALTY SOFT CONTACT LENSES
Contact lens care is an important part of most optometric practices. Prescribing custom soft contact lenses with complex designs has significantly improved thanks to labs using digital lathing technology. This issue’s Docs Speak Out survey explores managing patients with specialty soft contact lens designs.

WHAT STEPS DO YOU PLAN TO TAKE TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF CUSTOM SOFT LENSES YOU PRESCRIBE IN YOUR PRACTICE?
“Continue to advertise the office as such.”

“I get referrals from other doctors, 
including ODs and corneal specialists.”

“Present options in specialty contact lenses to candidates that need them.”

“Educate patients about options to 
improve their vision”

“Constantly offer the best possible products to patients and their families.”

“Improve website and presence on social media.”

“Continue to strive to please each 
patient, who then refers friends, family and co-workers to our office.”

“I would like to become more familiar with the custom soft lenses that are available.”

“Practice is limited to contact lens 
fitting. Referrals are the main source 
of patients.”

“Most come by word of mouth, so don`t expect to do anything additionally.”

“Work with regional ophthalmologist to increase referrals.”

“None. I am changing the focus of my practice, going to rehabilitation. Will probably not fit contacts in the future, only follow the patients I currently have in care.”

“Talk with my colleagues and let them know about any new lenses that I am fitting.”

“It is all about training the staff and the public. Once my staff knows more about the lenses, they are more apt to talk about them with patients. And once the patients know that we carry these lenses and what they can do, they order more!”

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