Viability of disposable soft contact lenses for the monovision correction of presbyopia

Ramsdale, Christine & Efron, Nathan (1994) Viability of disposable soft contact lenses for the monovision correction of presbyopia. Journal of the British Contact Lens Association, 17(3), pp. 91-96.

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Every presbyopic patient (n = 257) attending for routine examination at a suburban optometric practice was offered the opportunity to wear disposable contact lenses in the form of monovision correction. Sixty subjects entered the 3-month study. Only 5% of the total number of presbyopes who attended initially, were prepared to continue as fee-paying contact lens wearers. As has been found in other studies, monovision correction itself did not cause any significant visual problems (90% acceptance). It is concluded that disposable soft lenses for monovision correction of presbyopia is a viable economical alternative for a small number of selected patients.

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ID Code: 10972
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: Presbyopia, disposable soft contact lenses, monovision, success rate, contrast letter acuity
DOI: 10.1016/S0141-7037(94)80033-2
ISSN: 1367-0484
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 1994 Elsevier
Deposited On: 27 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2010 17:09

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