Wearing patterns with HEMA contact lenses

Efron, Nathan, Brennan, Noel A., & Sek, Barbara (1988) Wearing patterns with HEMA contact lenses. International Contact Lens Clinic, 15(11), pp. 344-350.


A group of consecutively presenting wearers of hydroxyethyl methacrylate contact lenses attending a large contact lens clinic were surveyed to determine patterns of wear and factors which may influence this pattern. Approximately 50% of patients wore their lenses for six or fewer days per week and some 75% of patients did not exceed 12 hours of lens wear in the average daily wearing schedule. Variation in wearing patterns was noted between wearers of different lens types, but the reason for such variation is unclear. For the population as a whole, the amount of ametropia correlated with the number of hours of lens wear per week, which possibly indicates the dependence of patients with higher refractive errors on their contact lenses. Other patient related factors and symptomatology were not found to be associated with lens wearing times.

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ID Code: 10933
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 0094-1840
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 1988 Elsevier
Deposited On: 27 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 13:21

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