Contact Lens Spectrum

March 2004

Document #103




(p. 26) 10 Steps to Improving Contact Lens Compliance, by Carmen F. Castellano, OD, FAAO


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2.      Chou B. Non-Compliance: Target the Problem and Tailor Solutions. Review of     

           Optometry; April 15, 2003; vol 140: 04.


3.      Lebow K. Product Choices to Promote Contact Lens Compliance. April 2002.


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Patients. The CLAO Journal; October 1998; vol 24: No.4.





(p. 38) Purchasing Lenses from Online Lens Retailers, by Kerrie L. Padilla, OD, Terresa R. Harrington, OD, RN, and William Edmondson, MAT, OD


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