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Contact lens prescribing in Canada 2011

Jones, Deborah, Woods, Craig A., Efron, Nathan and Morgan, Philip 2012, Contact lens prescribing in Canada 2011, Canadian journal of optometry, vol. 74, no. 2, pp. 35-37.

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Title Contact lens prescribing in Canada 2011
Author(s) Jones, Deborah
Woods, Craig A.
Efron, Nathan
Morgan, Philip
Journal name Canadian journal of optometry
Volume number 74
Issue number 2
Start page 35
End page 37
Total pages 3
Publisher Canadian Association of Optometrists
Place of publication Ottawa, Ont.
Publication date 2012
ISSN 0834-2245
Keyword(s) soft
rigid
contact lens prescribing habits
Summary The annual survey to collect data on the contact lens prescribing preferences of practitioners has continued for 12 years in Canada. Practitioners were surveyed for information on the first 10 patients they fitted with contact lenses immediately after receipt of said survey. A total of 121 completed surveys were returned, detailing contact lens fittings for 1,184 patients.

Of the patients fitted with contact lenses, the results indicated that the majority were prescribed soft lenses. The preferred modality was monthly planned replacement and over 67 per cent of the soft lens fits were made of silicone hydrogel materials. Of the rigid lens fits, the majority were prescribed for daily wear, as the overnight use of rigid lenses appears to be mainly for orthokeratology. Practitioners are recommending multipurpose solutions for the majority of their soft lens patients (85.6%).
Language eng
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C3 Non-refereed articles in a professional journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30048517

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Medicine
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