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Contact lens discomfort: what is it, why does it occur and how can it be treated? TFOS workshop report offers framework for getting answers. The findings were reported today in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.

BOSTON, MA, October 18, 2013 – Contact lens discomfort (CLD) may be the leading cause of patient dissatisfaction with, and discontinuation of, contact lens wear throughout the world — but there is little agreement among vision researchers and eye care professionals about how to define and manage its causes.


“Up to half of all contact lens wearers experience CLD,” explained Jason J. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, Professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry . “ However, there is no global consensus concerning the definition, classification, epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, management and the proper design of clinical studies for CLD .”


To lay the groundwork for defining and treating this widespread issue, the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society organized the TFOS International Workshop on Contact Lens Discomfort (CLD), which was chaired by Nichols. The findings were reported today in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (


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click here to read the the TFOS International Workshop on Contact Lens Discomfort Report


click here to access the TFOS CLD Workshop website



Tfos Announces New Workshop On Contact Lens Discomfort

Contact Lens Discomfort: What Is It, Why Does It Occur And How Can It Be Treated?
Workshop Report Offers Framework For Getting Answers

click here to access the CLD Workshop website



Taormina 2013 Conference Travel Award Program

TFOS congratulates the following individuals for winning the TFOS Travel Awards for the Taormina 2013 Conference.

Tfos 2013 Travel Award Winners



TFOS announces the 7th International Conference on the Tear Film & Ocular Surface: Basic Science and Clinical Relevance from September 18-21, 2013 in Taormina, Sicily

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Going Blind and going Forward

If you haven't watched this documentary, it's a must see! "Going Blind: Coming Out of the Dark About Vision Loss". This documentary is a tool to engage the blind and visually impaired community to open the lines of communication between their eye care providers, low vision specialists, and the general public; raise awareness about low vision services and devices; and inspire the visually impaired community to obtain low vision and rehabilitation services.




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