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The evolution of rigid contact lens prescribing

Morgan, Philip B. & Efron, Nathan (2008) The evolution of rigid contact lens prescribing. Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, 31(4), pp. 213-214.

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Abstract

Rigid contact lenses have long been known to be a versatile form of optical correction. However, as documented in this report of the results of annual prescribing surveys conducted over the past 12 years, there has been a steady decline in rigid lens fitting over this period. This is attributed to factors such as the initial discomfort of rigid lenses and the increased sophistication of soft lens materials and designs. There is an apparent trend for rigid lenses to be used more for ‘specialist’ fits, such as sophisticated toric designs, multifocals and orthokeratology.

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ID Code: 19028
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Rigid contact lens, Prescribing, Fitting, Survey, Orthokeratology
DOI: 10.1016/j.clae.2008.05.006
ISSN: 1367-0484
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300) > Optometry and Ophthalmology not elsewhere classified (111399)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300) > Vision Science (111303)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Optometry & Vision Science
Deposited On: 20 Apr 2009 12:21
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:51

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