The case against rigid contact lenses

Efron, Nathan (2003) The case against rigid contact lenses. Eye and Contact Lens, 29(1S), pp. 122-126.


Rigid lens fitting has been an integral part of contact lens practice for decades. However, rigid lens fitting has been constantly declining since soft lenses were introduced in the 1970s to whereby, world wide, rigid lenses constitute less than 10% of new contact lens fits. It seems that many practitioners correctly or incorrectly believe that rigid lenses only need to be prescribed in specialized or extenuating circumstances. This discussion article examines the international decline in rigid lens fitting and seeks to explain the cause of this trend. I conclude that rigid lenses will be virtually obsolete by the year 2010.

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ID Code: 11015
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Contact lenses, Rigid lenses, Keratoconus, Prescribing, Fitting
ISSN: 1542-2321
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 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Deposited On: 28 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:29

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