Influence of practice setting on contact lens prescribing in the United Kingdom

Morgan, Philip B. & Efron, Nathan (2015) Influence of practice setting on contact lens prescribing in the United Kingdom. Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, 38(1), pp. 70-72.

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Abstract

We sought to determine the impact of optometric practice setting on contact lens prescribing by analysing annual survey data of lens fits collected between 2009 and 2013 from independent and national group practices throughout the United Kingdom. Compared to national group practices, independent practices fit contact lenses to older patients and more females. Independent practices also undertake a lower proportion of soft lens fits overall (and thus a higher proportion of rigid lens fits), soft toric lens fits and daily disposable lens fits. There is a higher proportion of soft extended wear and multifocal lens fits in independent practices. We conclude that contact lens fitting behaviour is influenced by optometric practice setting.

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ID Code: 79212
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Contact lenses, Prescribing, United Kingdom, Practice setting
DOI: 10.1016/j.clae.2014.07.014
ISSN: 1367-0484
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300) > Optometry and Ophthalmology not elsewhere classified (111399)
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: 05 Dec 2014 00:10
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2015 02:42

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