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Trends in the use of silicone hydrogel contact lenses for daily wear

Efron, Nathan & Morgan, Philip B. (2008) Trends in the use of silicone hydrogel contact lenses for daily wear. Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, 31(5), pp. 242-243.

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Abstract

Although the first silicone hydrogel contact lenses introduced onto the world contact lens market in 1999 held approval for both daily wear and extended wear use, the latter modality was promoted much more heavily by the manufacturers. The first silicone hydrogel lenses specifically promoted for daily wear were introduced in 2003. Data that we have gathered from annual contact lens fitting surveys demonstrate an immediate increase in market share whereby this lens type now represents more than one-third of soft lens fits in the United Kingdom. The success of this lens category is attributed to the health and safety benefits of silicone hydrogel materials and the positive impact of lens manufacturers by way of the effective marketing and distribution of these products.

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ID Code: 19029
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Publication History: Formerly known as Journal of The British Contact Lens Association; Incorporating International Contact Lens Clinic
Keywords: Contact lens, Silicone hydrogels, Daily wear lenses, Prescribing, Fitting, Survey
DOI: 10.1016/j.clae.2008.06.004
ISSN: 1367-0484
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300) > Optometry and Ophthalmology not elsewhere classified (111399)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Optometry & Vision Science
Deposited On: 07 Apr 2009 09:55
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:51

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