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Patterns of fitting cosmetically tinted contact lenses

Morgan, Philip B. & Efron, Nathan (2009) Patterns of fitting cosmetically tinted contact lenses. Contact Lens & Anterior Eye, 32(5), pp. 207-208.

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Abstract

Cosmetically tinted soft contact lenses are an attractive option for contact lens wearers. Data that we have gathered from annual contact lens fitting surveys demonstrate that those wearing tinted lenses are more likely to be female (4.6% of all soft lenses fitted vs. 1.6% for males; p < 0.0001) and younger (27 11 years vs. 33 13 years for those wearing non-tinted lenses; p < 0.0001). Tinted lenses tend to be worn more on a part-time basis and are replaced less frequently than non-tinted lenses. The decline in fitting tinted lenses over the past 12 years may be due to (a) the current limited availability of tinted lenses in silicone hydrogel materials and daily disposable replacement frequencies, which together represent a significant majority (78%) of new soft lenses fits today, (b) growing concerns among lens wearers and practitioners relating to the risks of complications associated with the wearing of tinted lenses, and (c) reduced promotion of such lenses by the contact lens industry.

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ID Code: 28960
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Soft contact lens, Tinted cosmetic contact lens, Fitting, Survey
DOI: 10.1016/j.clae.2009.05.001
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)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Optometry & Vision Science
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Elsevier for the British Contact Lens Association
Deposited On: 08 Jan 2010 11:36
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:12

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