REFITTING OF SYMPTOMATIC SOFT CONTACT LENS WEARERS WITH ASPHERIC RGP LENSES

Title REFITTING OF SYMPTOMATIC SOFT CONTACT LENS WEARERS WITH ASPHERIC RGP LENSES
Author, Co-Author Gary Andrasko, Ted Smiley, Lori Nichols, Pat Dollenmayer
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Year
1992
Day
Sunday
Program Number
2:15 pm
Room
Great Hall North
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Abstract Twenty-three current soft contact lens wearers with symptoms of discomfort, poor vision, frequent deposits, or dissatisfaction with lens care were refitted with a back surface biaspheric RGP lens. After one month, twelve wearers (52%) had successfully adapted to RGP lenses. Eight wearers (35%) decided to return to soft contact lenses. Three wearers (13%) were unsure which lenses to continue wearing. Soft lens wearers with original complaints of poor VA and lens care dissatisfaction were most successful in adapting to RGP lenses. It was determined that the presence of at least two of four key symptoms (excessive blinking, itching, variable vision and discomfort) at dispensing of RGP lenses can be used as a predictor of the ultimate ability of SCL wearers to adapt (sensitivity=100%, specificity=92%). Study funded by Polymer Technology Corp.
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