Contact lens discomfort, along with contact lens dropout, are highly prevalent conditions.1-7 The complete discontinuation of contact lenses is referred to as contact lens dropout. Contact lens dropout remains around 15-20%, even with advanced contact lens materials.
A recent study investigated characteristics of the eyelid margins, meibomian glands and the tear film of contact lens wearers to determine if the characteristics were related to symptoms of contact lens discomfort.8 Thirty existing daily wear soft contact lens wearers, 6 male, 24 female, with a median age of 23 years (range 18-41) were enrolled in the study.
Tear film characteristics and eyelid signs were evaluated. The contact lens and dry eye questionnaire (CLDEQ-8) was completed during a single visit to evaluate ocular discomfort.
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