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Unravelling contact lens specifications

Efron, Nathan (1980) Unravelling contact lens specifications. Australian Journal of Optometry, 63(6), pp. 273-279.

Abstract

Contact lens practitioners often rely on specifications supplied by manufacturers for information on new lens materials and new lens designs. Comparison of different contact lenses on the basis of this information is made difficult by the use of non-standard test procedures and a lack of consistency in the presentation of data. In this paper commonly used parameters are explained and their relative importance is discussed. It is suggested that independent reports provide the best method of comparison.

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ID Code: 10804
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Contact lens specifications, designs, materials, refractive index, optical transmission, density, material strength, water content, oxygen permeability
ISSN: 0045-0642
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1980 Optometrists Association Australia
Deposited On: 19 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:49

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