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Refractive index of rigid contact lens materials

Tranoudis, Ioannis & Efron, Nathan (1998) Refractive index of rigid contact lens materials. Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, 21(1), pp. 15-18.

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Abstract

A simple hand-held refractometer was used to measure the refractive index of 27 rigid gas permeable contact lens materials. As a general rule, lenses with refractive indices lower than 1.458 are made from fluorosilicone acrylates; lenses with refractive indices in the range of 1.458 to 1.469 are made from either fluorosilicone acrylates or silicone acrylates; and lenses with refractive indices greater than 1.469 are made from silicone acrylates. It is demonstrated how refractometry can be used by contact lens practitioners for the identification and verification of rigid contact lenses.

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ID Code: 10985
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: refractive index, refractometer, rigid contact lens, contact lens materials
DOI: 10.1016/S1367-0484(98)80019-2
ISSN: 1367-0484
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300) > Optical Technology (111302)
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 1998 Elsevier
Deposited On: 28 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 03:55

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