A tool used by contact lens wearers to remind them to put in or take out the products is effective in the vast majority of cases, it has been claimed.
Vistakon, a division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, claims that its Acuminder tool is rated as helpful by 95 pr cent of those who use it as part of their daily contact lens routine.
In addition, 66 per cent of the users polled in recent survey by the organisation say that it has helped them improve the frequency and accuracy of their contact lens replacement.
Acuminder was found to be particularly effective for two-weekly lens wearers, with 76 per cent remembering to change them after 14 days when using the reminder, compared with only 40 per cent who did not use the tool.
Recent contact lens safety advice was issued by consultant ophthalmologist Peter McDonnell, honorary treasurer at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, who said that people who follow manufacturer instructions on lenses should not encounter any problems.
by Adrian Galbreth