The 2018 edition of the product manual of the Association of Contact Lens Manufacturers has now been published. It lists technical details for all the contact lenses, solutions and materials produced by ACLM member companies, and covers the overwhelming bulk of products available in the UK. It has become an essential product guide and handy reference for contact lens practitioners.
As is the case every year, there are plenty of new products and changes to parameters, and many older technology items have been removed. There are articles on how to retain your patients, how to manage their concerns on presbyopia, the latest statistics on the UK contact lens market, as well as the usual handy reference tables. Also included is the latest information on the GOC’s ‘Love Your Lenses’ project which is designed to inform both practitioners and members of the public about how to use contact lenses properly and safely. More details are at www.loveyourlenses.com and all practitioners are urged to get involved and join the ongoing campaign.
Readers can offer their patients the latest and most appropriate products available by obtaining a copy of the Year Book every year. The best way to subscribe is by Direct Debit which secures a 35% discount every year, and also guarantees being among the first to receive the latest issue automatically. Practitioners can download the order form from the Home Page of the ACLM website at www.aclm.org.uk.
Alternatively, join the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) and receive a free copy of the Year Book as part of the membership package. Visit www.bcla.org.uk or call 020 7580 6661 to join.
Purchasers are always offered the latest version of the Year Book. The Home Page of the ACLM’s website not only indicates which is the current version, and has a link to a downloadable order form, but also shows the expected release date for the new one when that time approaches.