Factors influencing the prescribing of hydrogel contact lenses

Efron, Nathan & Morgan, Philip B. (2009) Factors influencing the prescribing of hydrogel contact lenses. Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, 32, pp. 294-295.

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Despite the current market popularity of silicone hydrogel contact lenses, conventional hydrogel lenses still represent a significant proportion of the overall contact lens market. Data gathered from annual UK contact lens fitting surveys over the past 13 years indicate that 64% of hydrogel lenses prescribed during this period were of low/medium water content (<60% water). Whereas, in the past, practitioners would choose the water content of a hydrogel lens to meet specific clinical needs, this choice appears today to be largely governed by product availability.

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ID Code: 28991
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Publisher pdf removed to I: drive.
Keywords: Contact lens, Soft lens, Hydrogel, Water content, Prescribing, Fitting, Survey
DOI: 10.1016/j.clae.2009.08.005
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.
Deposited On: 08 Jan 2010 04:32
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:08

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