Accuracy and reproducibility of one day disposable contact lenses

Efron, Nathan, Morgan, Philip B., & Morgan, Sarah L. (1999) Accuracy and reproducibility of one day disposable contact lenses. International Contact Lens Clinic, 26(6), pp. 168-173.

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One-day disposable contact lenses are experiencing rapid market growth in certain markets, such as the United Kingdom. Because of the huge numbers of lenses required to satisfy this modality of wear, both practitioners and patients need to be reassured about the quality of these products. Analysis of the accuracy and reproducibility of each of three currently available 1-day disposable lenses was conducted with respect to the following lens parameters: total diameter, back optic zone radius, center thickness, water content, and back vertex power. Fourteen of the 15 parameters measured (three lenses 3 five parameters per lens) were found to fall within ISO-defined tolerances. Reproducibility was similar for the three lens types and was considered clinically acceptable. Practitioners and patients an be confident that the current generation of 1-day disposable lenses can be relied on to give consistent ocular and visual performance.

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ID Code: 10994
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: One, day disposable contact lenses, Accuracy, Reproducibility, Measurement precision
DOI: 10.1016/S0892-8967(01)00043-8
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 1999 Elsevier
Deposited On: 28 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 16:19

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