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Trends in international contact lens prescribing 2000

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posted on 2000-01-01, 00:00 authored by P Morgan, N Efron, M Helland, L Jones, E Van Der Worp, Craig Woods
To monitor the types of CLs and care systems prescribed in five countries, 1000 questionnaires were randomly distributed to practitioners in Australia (AU), Canada (CA), Netherlands (NL), Norway (NO) and the United Kingdom (UK). Each anonymous questionnaire requested background information and data about the first ten patients fitted after receipt. Most countries relied heavily on soft lenses, with the exception of NL. Daily disposable lenses are very popular in NO and UK. There is a significant proportion of silicone hydrogel extended wear prescribed in AU, and CA is predominantly a monthly replacement, daily wear market.

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Optometry and Vision Science

Volume

77

Issue

12 SUPPL.

Pagination

258 - ?

ISSN

1040-5488

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CN.1 Other journal article

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