Contact lens correction of presbyopia

Morgan, Phillip B. & Efron, Nathan (2009) Contact lens correction of presbyopia. Contact Lens & Anterior Eye, 32(4), pp. 191-192.

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Abstract

The ageing population highlights the need to provide effective optical solutions for presbyopic contact lens wearers. However, data gathered from annual contact lens fitting surveys demonstrate that fewer than 40% of contact lens wearers over 45 years of age (virtually all of whom can be presumed to suffer a partial or complete loss of accommodation) are prescribed a presbyopic correction. Furthermore, monovision is prescribed as frequently as multifocal lenses. These observations suggest that an optimal solution to the contact lens correction of presbyopia remains elusive.

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ID Code: 32031
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Soft Contact Lens, Multifocal contact lens, Monovision, Presbyopia, Fitting, Survey
DOI: 10.1016/j.clae.2009.05.003
ISSN: 1367-0484
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
Current > Schools > School of Optometry & Vision Science
Deposited On: 29 Apr 2010 00:45
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:12

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