Dr L. Michaud (OD M.SC. Professor – Université de Montréal)
Contact lens fitting… Really?
This lecture will explore the link between soft contact lens fitting and patient’s comfort as well as lens impact on the ocular health. Author will suggest that, nowadays, soft lenses are not really fitted, mostly because of a lack of options in lens parameters. In consequence, soft lens not optimal behaviour on the eye may lead to decreased comfort, may impact visual acuity and may alter ocular health. There are ways to do better, by considering the overall ocular surface instead of just the cornea, and to play with several lens parameters to optimize the outcome. Results from clinical studies made at U de M clinic will be provided to illustrate how customized fitted lenses can improve long term success rate and to improve soft lens wearers journey.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Understand the link between lens fitting and comfort .
- Determine which parameters influence the most the soft lens behaviour on the eye.
- Select optimal soft lenses based on individual ocular parameters to improve ocular health.
Dr Michaud graduated from Université de Montréal (OD-1986; M.Sc. 1998). Since 2001, he is working there as a full professor. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Optometry, Fellow of the British Contact Lens Association, of the Scleral Lens Education Society and of the European Academy of Optometry.
He authored many articles in peer-reviewed journals and had been invited to speak around the world. He is an editorial board member of Journal of Contact Lens Research and Science, and of the Scleral Lens Education Society.