Comfort response to rigid and soft hyper-transmissible contact lenses used for continuous wear

Morgan, Philip B., Maldonado-Codina, Carole, & Efron, Nathan (2003) Comfort response to rigid and soft hyper-transmissible contact lenses used for continuous wear. Eye and Contact Lens, 29(1S), pp. 127-130.


PURPOSE: To assess subjective comfort during the first three months of continuous wear of hyper-transmissible soft and rigid contact lenses. METHODS: One hundred subjects (50 experienced wearers and 50 neophytes) were fitted with either the Focus Night & Day lens (CIBA Vision, Duluth, GA) or the Z alpha lens (Menicon, Nagoya, Japan). Comfort was monitored at regular intervals using a vertical analog comfort scale. RESULTS: Good comfort scores (generally indicating very comfortable lenses) were recorded for the two soft lens groups (experienced and neophytes) and the experienced rigid lens group; these scores remained approximately constant throughout the study. Comfort reported by neophyte rigid lens wearers was initially recorded as being between slightly uncomfortable and comfortable; however, after 1 week of daily wear and 1 night of overnight wear, the mean comfort score of this group reached a level that was similar to that recorded by subjects in the other three study groups. CONCLUSION: The comfort data presented in this study can be used by clinicians to anticipate the subjective response of both new and existing lens wearers to new-generation hyper-transmissible soft and rigid contact lenses.

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ID Code: 11016
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Soft contact lens, Rigid contact lens, Continuous wear, Comfort
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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