International contact lens prescribing in 2009

Morgan, Philip B., Woods, Craig A., Tranoudis, Ioannis, Helland, Magne, Efron, Nathan, Knajian, Razmig, Grupcheva, Christina N., Jones, D., Tan, Kah-Ooi, Pesinova, Alice, Ravn, Ole, Santodomingo, Jacinto, Vodnyanszky, Edit, Erdinest, N., Hreinsson, H.I., Montani, Giancarlo, Itoi, Motozumi, Bendoriene, Jolanta, van der Worp, Eef, Hsiao, John C., Phillips, G., Gonzalez-Meijome, José, Radu, Simona, Belousov, Vadim, & Nichols, Jason J. (2010) International contact lens prescribing in 2009. Contact Lens Spectrum, 25(2), pp. 30-36.

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Abstract

This is the eighth consecutive year that we have presented data from a survey of international contact lens prescribing in Contact Lens Spectrum. In this article we report on an assessment of 25,801 fits across 28 contact lens markets located in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. As in previous years, we opted for a prospective approach to this work. Up to 1,000 survey forms were randomly disseminated in each market to contact lens practitioners (ophthalmologists, optometrists, and/or opticians depending on the market), and information about the first 10 patients prescribed with lenses after receipt of paper or electronic survey forms was anonymously recorded.

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ID Code: 67730
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 03:53
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2014 21:45

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