Factors influencing the prescribing of hydrogel contact lenses

Nathan Efron, Philip B. Morgan

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    Despite the current market popularity of silicone hydrogel contact lenses, conventional hydrogel lenses still represent a significant proportion of the overall contact lens market. Data gathered from annual UK contact lens fitting surveys over the past 13 years indicate that 64% of hydrogel lenses prescribed during this period were of low/medium water content (≤60% water). Whereas, in the past, practitioners would choose the water content of a hydrogel lens to meet specific clinical needs, this choice appears today to be largely governed by product availability. © 2009 British Contact Lens Association.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)294-295
    Number of pages1
    JournalContact Lens and Anterior Eye
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009


    • Contact lens
    • Fitting
    • Hydrogel
    • Prescribing
    • Soft lens
    • Survey
    • Water content


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