Viability of disposable soft contact lenses for the monovision correction of presbyopia
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|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|
|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|
|Last Modified:||22 Apr 2010 03:09|
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