Recent studies demonstrated a 25% dropout rate for new contact lens wearers. This translates into a large loss of revenue for the ECPs.
- One study showed that almost 40% of contact lens intolerant patients had MGD
- Another study showed a 50% increase in MGD in CL wearers after 6 months of wear compared to Non-CL wearers
One study showed that the average age of CL wearers was 31 years in the study, but the Meibomian glands (MGs) were similar to the 60-69-year-old group in the non-CL wearers group. The Meibomian gland decrease in the CL wearers worsened with the duration on CL wear but was not related to whether the patients wore RGP or soft lenses.