In response: UV–vis light transmittance through tinted contact lenses and the effect of color on values

Osuagwu, Uchechukwu L. & Ogbuehi, Kelechi (2016) In response: UV–vis light transmittance through tinted contact lenses and the effect of color on values. Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, 39(3), pp. 244-246.

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In the study, we used the Agilent 8453 spectrophotometer (which is equipped with a limiting aperture that restricts the light beam to the central 5 mm of the contact lens), to measure the transmittance of various coloured contact lenses including the one Day Acuvue define manufactured by Johnson and Johnson which the authors represent. We measured the instrument baseline before the transmittance spectra of lenses were tested. The values of lens transmittances were thus the difference between baseline and lens measurement at each time. The transmittance measurements were obtained at 0.5 nm intervals, from 200 to 700 nm after a soak in saline to remove the influence of any surface active agents within the packaging products. The technique used in our study was not very different from how other research studies [2], [3], [4], [5] and [6] have measured the spectra transmittances of contact lenses...

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ID Code: 92892
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Contact lens, Cosmetic, Ultraviolet radiation, Light transimission, Spectrophotometer
DOI: 10.1016/j.clae.2016.02.001
ISSN: 1367-0484
Subjects: 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
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution; Non-Commercial; No-Derivatives 4.0 International. DOI: 10.1016/j.clae.2016.02.001
Deposited On: 17 Feb 2016 00:01
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2017 17:44

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