Practitioner influence on contact lens prescribing in the UK
Efron, Nathan & Morgan, Phillip (2009) Practitioner influence on contact lens prescribing in the UK. Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, 32(4), pp. 185-186.
Contact lenses are mainly fitted by registered optometrists and contact lens opticians in the UK. Data we have gathered from annual contact lens fitting surveys over the past 12 years indicate that, on average, registered optometrists and contact lens opticians undertake 3.2 and 7.1 contact lens fits per week (p < 0.0001). More experienced practitioners tend to fit older patients. Practitioners fitting more lenses per year tend to fit a higher proportion of soft lenses. Contact lens opticians tend to fit a higher proportion of patients with planned replacement and daily disposable lenses compared with optometrists.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|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:||05 Mar 2010 01:01|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 14:09|
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