It is time for us to begin editorial planning for Contact Lens Spectrum (CLS) for 2020—what a fun year to consider. We make the process as inclusive as possible in that we ask for input from all interested parties, especially our readership. Along these lines, we also like to consider what is trending so that we can balance and distribute the content that our readers most wish to hear. To that end, please send us your topics of interest to Also, if you have an interest in writing for CLS, please let us know.

To determine the impact of our content, we used Google Analytics to review articles published online in CLS in 2018; the Top 10 most viewed are presented below. First, we congratulate these authors for their remarkable impact. Second, the topics in the Top 10 articles list are fairly broad in coverage; there are prescribing trends, multifocals, keratoconus and cross-linking, presbyopia, colored contact lenses, and myopia control. I think that this shows the continued importance of maintaining broad coverage of all topics related to contact lenses in the years to come.


  1. Cracking the Contact Lens Codes, Stephanie L, Woo, OD; Brooke Messer, OD; Roxanne Achong-Coan, OD; & Arthur B. Epstein, OD, February 2018
  2. Contact Lenses 2017, Jason J. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, January 2018
  3. Fine-Tune Your Multifocal Lens Fitting, Tyler Kitzman, OD; Jessica Lam, OD; Alison Moore, BS; & Christopher Lievens, OD, MS, June 2018
  4. International Contact Lens Prescribing in 2017, Philip B. Morgan, PhD, MCOptom; Craig A. Woods, PhD; Ioannis G. Tranoudis, DO, MSc, PhD; et al, January 2018
  5. Colored Contact Lenses, Marsha M. Malooley, OD, May 2018
  6. The Continuum of Care for Keratoconus, Edward S. Bennett, OD, MSEd; Jeffrey Sonsino, OD; & S. Barry Eiden, OD, February 2018
  7. Clinical Controversies: Presbyopia Correction, Edward S. Bennett, OD, MSEd; Shalu Pal, OD; Pamela Lowe, OD; et al, January 2018
  8. The Myopia Control Clinic Puzzle, Andrew D. Pucker, OD, PhD, March 2018
  9. Contact Lens Fitting Post-Corneal Cross-Linking, Langis Michaud, OD, MSc, & Léo Breton, OD, March 2018
  10. Current Trends in Myopia Etiology and Management, Scott A. Read, PhD, September 2018