Prescribing soft contact lenses for astigmatism

Morgan, Philip B. & Efron, Nathan (2009) Prescribing soft contact lenses for astigmatism. Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, 32(2), pp. 97-98.

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There have been continued improvements in toric soft lens design over the past three decades. Data that we have gathered from annual contact lens fitting surveys demonstrate a commensurate increase in toric lens fitting as a proportion of all soft lenses fitted. The current toric lens prescribing rate (34% of all lenses when cosmetic tints, monovision and multifocal lenses are ignored) is roughly equivalent to the rate that would be achieved if all cases of astigmatism 1.00D or more were fitted with toric lenses. Toric lenses tend to be fitted more to males and prescribed for monthly rather than daily replacement.

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ID Code: 19301
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: soft contact lenses, astigmatism
DOI: 10.1016/j.clae.2008.10.006
ISSN: 1367-0484
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Deposited On: 31 Mar 2009 00:17
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:08

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