Variations in blinking bahaviour during soft lens wear

Carney, Leo G. & Hill, Richard M. (1984) Variations in blinking bahaviour during soft lens wear. International Contact Lens Clinic, 11(4), pp. 250-253.


The change in blinking behaviour following the fitting of soft contact lenses was monitored in seven subjects. The mean blink rate increased from 12.1 blinks/minute to 20.3 despite all subjects achieving comfortable all day wear. there was no evidence of a consistant change in the completeness of the blinking action, only in the rate. Although there are reports to the contrary, we have found that wearing soft contact lenses has a similar effect on the blinking behaviour to that efect resulting from the wearing of hard contact lenses.

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ID Code: 3148
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: blink, rate
ISSN: 0892-8967
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1984 Elsevier
Deposited On: 31 Jan 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 06:54

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