Ten reasons why rigid contact lenses are obsolete

Efron, Nathan (2011) Ten reasons why rigid contact lenses are obsolete. Optician, 241(6284), pp. 12-14.

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There have only been minor improvements in rigid lens material developments since silicone acrylates and fluoro-silicone acrylates were introduced over a quarter of a century ago. Although there have been enhancements in mechanical lathing technology in the rigid lens field - primarily as a result of developments in computer-controlled systems - rigid lenses are still manufactured using labour-intensive lathing processes, which is why the lens unit cost remains much higher than for disposable soft lenses.

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ID Code: 67734
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
ISSN: 0030-3968
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 22:27
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2014 22:13

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