Why GP lenses are on the decline

Efron, Nathan (2009) Why GP lenses are on the decline. Contact Lens Spectrum, 24(8), p. 17.

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Current contact lens prescribing data speaks for itself: GP lenses represented 5 percent or less of fits in 13 of the 27 countries examined in the February 2009 article "International Contact Lens Prescribing in 2008" by Morgan et al. GP lens fitting is becoming a specialist activity undertaken by a minority of practitioners. I believe the question is no longer: "Are GP lenses on the decline?" but rather: "Why are GP lenses on the decline?" So, here I'll try to answer the latter question.

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ID Code: 67724
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
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
Current > Schools > School of Optometry & Vision Science
Deposited On: 25 Feb 2014 00:36
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2014 22:48

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