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.
Impact and interest:
Citation counts are sourced monthly from and citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.|
|Keywords:||Contact lenses, Rigid lenses, Keratoconus, Prescribing, Fitting|
|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|
Repository Staff Only: item control page