Extended wear systems

Hill, Richard M. & Carney, Leo G. (1976) Extended wear systems. Contact Lens Forum, October, pp. 29-31.


The phase "permenant wear" seems now to be a well established one in the lexicon of contact lens practice. Unfortuunately it can also be a misleading one to the patient, who may take it as a tacit promise that one fitted the matter has been taken care of for his wearing lifetime.

Since it is highly unlikely that even the best systems in the horizon will even approaach such a lifetime concept, perhaps a more realistic description would be extended wear. Although certainly not originaal with us, we do feel that the phrasing imparts a more appropriate sense of moderate optimism by suggesting more than a waking day, yet somewhat less then a lifetime - a quality which, with some care in usage, can hopefully be produced for a considerable time to come.

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ID Code: 3278
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 0885-9175
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 1976 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Deposited On: 02 Feb 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 06:56

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