July 31, 2012 at 13:09PM
Many people take to the road in contact lenses every day, and it seems that using lenses behind the wheel is to be the topic of a talk by Dr Catharine Chisholm soon.
Dr Chisholm is the president of the British Contact Lens Association and she's set to take on issues such as the way in which driving puts certain demands on eyesight and the ways that these impact on how well contact lenses work.
The Royal Society of Medicine has been inked in as the venue for her talk, with BCLA members able to listen free, as well as bring a guest if they wish, according to a report on the BCLA website.
There are both opportunities and challenges that people working in the field of contact lenses face when it comes to driving, Dr Chisholm said.
"Driving presents the contact lens professional with many opportunities, but also many challenges," she explained.
But there was some good news for people who use contact lenses while on the road, because it sounds like Dr Chisholm thinks that they could see things improve in future.
"The fast pace of development in the field of contact lenses holds much promise for the improved management of our driving patients, particularly in relation to comfort," she said.
She went on: "I look forward to meeting up again with members at the RSM in September to discuss this important topic".
Dr Chisholm will be giving the talk next month, on September 19th, and it has been given the name Life in the fast land: contact lenses and driving.
The BCLA recently reported that it had created Your Checklist for Healthy Contact Lens Wear, a fresh handout for contact lenses users.
Among the important advice it offers is to start using a fresh lens case monthly and not to wash lens cases or lenses with water.
It also tells people not to use contact while swimming, apart from in circumstances when they have goggles on, or unless disposable contacts that can be thrown away when the swim is over are used.
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