International contact lens prescribing in 2011

Morgan, Philip B., Woods, Craig A., Tranoudis, Ioannis, Helland, Magne, Efron, Nathan, Grupcheva, Christina N., Jones, Deborah, Tan, Kah-Ooi, Pesinova, Alice, Ravn, Ole, Santodomingo, Jacinto, Malet, Florence, Végh, Mihály, Erdinest, Nir, Hreinsson, Hreinn Ingi, Chande, Prema K., Montani, Giancarlo, Itoi, Motozumi, Chu, Byoung Sun, Bendoriene, Jolanta, van der Worp, Eef, Awasthi, Suresh, Gonzalez-Meijome, José, Radu, Simona, Belousov, Vadim, Johansson, Oskar, Silih, Mirna S., Hsiao, John C., & Nichols, Jason J. (2012) International contact lens prescribing in 2011. Contact Lens Spectrum, 27(1), pp. 26-31.

View at publisher (open access)


  • Article free to read on publisher website

This is the 11th annual report of contact lens prescribing trends that we have prepared for Contact Lens Spectrum. Each year, we capture current modes of contact lens practice by asking practitioners in each market (optometrists, opticians or ophthalmologists, as appropriate) to provide information about the first 10 lens fits undertaken after receiving our paper or electronic survey form. In 2011, we captured information about 22,362 fits in 29 countries.

Lens Wearer Demographics

Women continue to represent the majority of patients attending for contact lens fitting (Table 1). Sixty-seven percent of fits were to women, with minimal variations in this measure between countries, ranging from 56 percent in Slovenia to 77 percent in Taiwan (Figure 1). For both sexes across all nations, the average age at fitting was 31.2 years, ranging from 23 years in Nepal to 37 years in Sweden. In a number of mature contact lens markets, the mean fitting age is edging toward 40 years. For example, in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Sweden, Australia and Denmark, the average age is greater than 35 years. The oldest patient reported this year was a 100-year-old man, who was fitted with extended-wear soft lenses.

Impact and interest:

27 citations in Web of Science®
Search Google Scholar™

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

ID Code: 67744
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Additional Information: * Article if free to read on Publisher website. All other rights reserved.
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
Copyright Owner: PentaVision
Deposited On: 25 Feb 2014 23:25
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2017 02:30

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page