THE EFFECT OF THE DEGREE OF REFRACTIVE ERROR ON HYDROGEL CONTACT LENS WEAR

Title THE EFFECT OF THE DEGREE OF REFRACTIVE ERROR ON HYDROGEL CONTACT LENS WEAR
Author, Co-Author Karla Zadnik, Donald Mutti, Gary Cutter, Robin Chalmers
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Year
1994
Day
Monday
Program Number
2:40 pm
Room
San Diego Ballroom B
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Abstract Although many aspects of hydrogel lens wear have been explored over the last 20 years, little attention has been paid to the role of refractive error magnitude in determining patients' clinical responses or contact lens behaviors. Soft contact lens wearing patients (n=2,266) were seen in 31 optometric and ophthalmologic practices during the summer of 1993. Data on current contact lenses, prescribed care regimens, and slit lamp signs were collected from the eye care practitioners, and information on actual care regimens and attitudes toward contact lens wear were gathered directly from the patients. High ametropes were those exceeding +/- 5.00 D. In general, high ametropes were more satisfied with their contact lenses, and more of them wore their lenses on an extended wear schedule (pREPEATABILITY OF SUBJECTIVE AND OBJECTIVE REFRACTION
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