MCQs – Contact Lens Day – 13 May 2015


Lecture 1: Children & Contact Lenses

Question 1: According to studies what percentage of students in the UK are myopic?

  1. 30 – 33%
  2. 40 – 43%
  3. 50 – 53%

Answer C

Question 2: Patients with high myopia (>6D) are at a higher risk of

  1. Retinal detachment
  2. Macular degeneration
  3. Glaucoma
  4. All of the above

Answer D

Question 3: Multifocal contact lenses can be offered to children with a near esophoria or light accommodative lag; clinicians should then expect to see a reduction in the progression of their refractive error.


Answer True

Lecture 2: Hot Topics In Contact Lenses

Question 1: Reasons for contact lens discontinuation –

  1. Cost
  2. Patient motivation
  3. Comfort
  4. Vision
  5. All of the above

Answer E

Question 2: A sign of dry eye could be –

  1. Tear film debris
  2. Regular tear prism
  3. Tear break up time of 14 seconds or more
  4. None of the above

Answer A

Question 3: Possible affects of high modulus soft CLs

  1. Discomfort
  2. SEAL
  3. CLPC
  4. Mucin Balls
  5. All of the above

Answer E

Lecture 3: Contact Lenses in an Upside Down World – Reflections from the Antipodes

Question 1: A recent study showed that a certain percentage of GP referrals received by the eye department in the Royal Victoria Hospital were suitable to be treated in the community. What percentage was this?

  1. 22%
  2. 34%
  3. 51%

Answer B

Question 2: The main reason for a referral to a contact lens specialist is:

  1. Dry eye
  2. Keratoconus
  3. Iritis

Answer B

Question 3: There are more orthoptists in the UK than there are ophthalmologists. TRUE or FALSE

Answer True

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