Soft toric contact lens prescribing in different countries

Efron, Nathan, Morgan, Philip B., Helland, Magne, Itoi, Motozumi, Jones, Deborah, Nichols, Jason J., van der Worp, Eef, & Woods, Craig A. (2010) Soft toric contact lens prescribing in different countries. Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, 34(1), pp. 36-38.

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Abstract

There have been significant improvements in toric soft contact lens design over the past decade. Data from our international contact lens prescribing survey were mined to assess recent trends in toric soft contact lens fitting. This survey was conducted by sending up to 1000 survey forms to contact lens fitters in Australia, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, the UK and the USA each year between 2000 and 2009. Practitioners were asked to record data relating to the first 10 contact lens fits or refits performed after receiving the forms and to return them to us for analysis. The data revealed a gradual increase in the extent of toric soft lens fitting this century. Excluding Japan – which had a consistently low rate of soft toric lens fitting over the survey period – soft toric lenses now represent over 35% of all soft lenses prescribed; it can be assumed that, on average (and again excluding Japan), all cases of astigmatism 0.75 D or less remains uncorrected among contact lens wearers. Toric lenses are fitted more to those who are older, full-time wearers and reusable lens wearers, and less to those wearing silicone hydrogel and extended wear lenses.

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ID Code: 39392
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Soft contact lens, Toric lens, Astigmatism, Prescribing, International, Fitting, Survey
DOI: 10.1016/j.clae.2010.08.009
ISSN: 1367-0484
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 2011 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Contact Lens and Anterior Eye. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, [VOL 34, ISSUE 1, (DATE)] DOI: 10.1016/j.clae.2010.08.009
Deposited On: 04 Jan 2011 23:47
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2013 01:23

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