Blinking patterns in soft contact lens wearers can be altered with training

Collins, Michael J., Heron, Henry, Larsen, Roger, & Lindner, Robert (1987) Blinking patterns in soft contact lens wearers can be altered with training. American Journal of Optometry and Physiological Optics, 64(2), pp. 100-103.


The blinking patterns of 15 soft contact lens wearers were recorded with a concealed video camera. Each of 20 consecutive blinks were graded, during slow motion replay of the video, as either complete, incomplete, forced, or twitch. Ten of these subjects were instructed to perform blinking exercises for a period of 2 weeks and the remaining 5 subjects acted as controls. After these exercises all the experimental group displayed an increased frequency of complete blinks, whereas the blinking patterns of the control group remained unchanged. Blinking exercises are likely to alleviate many of the signs and symptoms associated with incomplete blinking amongst contact lens wearers.

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ID Code: 1458
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Author contact : Michael Collins, email:,.au
ISSN: 0093-7002
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
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1986 Williams & Wilkins
Deposited On: 06 Jun 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2013 06:08

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