How often are contact lenses worn?

Efron, Nathan & Morgan, Philip B. (2009) How often are contact lenses worn? Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, 32(1), pp. 35-36.

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There are important clinical, academic and commercial reasons for seeking to develop a comprehensive understanding of the frequency of wear of different forms of contact lenses. Data that we have gathered from annual contact lens fitting surveys over the past 12 years demonstrate that contact lenses are worn, on average, 5.4+/-1.9 days per week. Rigid lenses tended to be worn on a full-time basis, typically seven days per week. The distribution of daily disposable lens wear is bimodal, with peaks at two days and seven days per week of wear. Over the survey period there appears to have been a small trend toward the use of contact lenses on a part-time basis.

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ID Code: 20519
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Accession Number: 19167262 Language: English. Date Created: 20090210. Update Code: 20090211. Publication Type: Journal Article. Journal ID: 9712714. Publication Model: Print-Electronic. Cited Medium: Internet
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Keywords: frequency of contact lens wear, rigid lenses, disposable lenses
DOI: 10.1016/j.clae.2008.12.003
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: 20 May 2009 00:01
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:09

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