The effect of hard lens wear on blinking behaviour

HIll, Richard M. & Carney, Leo G. (1984) The effect of hard lens wear on blinking behaviour. International Contact Lens Clinic, 11, pp. 242-248.


The blinking behaviour of 7 subjects was examined under experimentally controlled conditions before and after hard contact lens fitting. Even after comfortable all day wear had been achieved, the mean blink rate increased from 15.5 blinks/min to 23.2 blinks/min. There was a decrease with contact lens wear in the frequency of occurrence of long duration inter-blink periods, but the blinking action remained complete and normal.

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ID Code: 3149
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: blink rate, inter, blink periods
ISSN: 0892-8967
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
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1984 Elsevier
Deposited On: 31 Jan 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 06:54

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