This lecture explores the rationale for fitting daily disposables vs. reusable lenses, and also conventional hydrogels vs. silicone hydrogels. In the list below is a range of papers and other resources which support my presentation. Some are full documents – others feature at least the abstract of the paper. Access to full papers is generally available to those accessing from a university (or similar) IP address or those with ‘Athens’ access. Members of the College of Optometrists have ‘Athens’ accounts as part of their annual membership. I explain this here.
Peterson, R. C., Wolffsohn, J. S., Nick, J., Winterton, L., & Lally, J. (2006). Clinical performance of daily disposable soft contact lenses using sustained release technology. Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, 29(3), 127–134.
Morgan, P. B., Efron, N., Hill, E. A., Raynor, M. K., Whiting, M. A., & Tullo, A. B. (2005). Incidence of keratitis of varying severity among contact lens wearers. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 89(4), 430–436.
Stapleton, F., Keay, L., Edwards, K., Naduvilath, T., Dart, J. K. G., Brian, G., & Holden, B. A. (2008). The Incidence of Contact Lens-Related Microbial Keratitis in Australia. Ophthalmology, 115(10), 1655–1662.
Chalmers, R. L., Keay, L., McNally, J., & Kern, J. (2012). Multicenter case-control study of the role of lens materials and care products on the development of corneal infiltrates. Optometry and Vision Science, 89(3), 316–325.
Efron, N., Efron, S. E., Morgan, P. B., & Morgan, S. L. (2010). A “cost-per-wear” model based on contact lens replacement frequency. Clinical & Experimental Optometry : Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association, 93(4), 253–260.
Efron, N., Morgan, P. B., Woods, C. A., International Contact Lens Prescribing Survey Consortium. (2013). An international survey of daily disposable contact lens prescribing. Clinical & Experimental Optometry : Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association, 96(1), 58–64.
Dumbleton, K., Richter, D., Woods, C., Jones, L., & Fonn, D. (2010). Compliance with contact lens replacement in Canada and the United States. Optometry and Vision Science : Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry, 87(2), 131–139.
Navascues-Cornago, M., Morgan, P. B., & Maldonado-Codina, C. (2015). Effect of Three Interventions on Contact Lens Comfort in Symptomatic Wearers: A Randomized Clinical Trial. PloS One, 10(8), e0135323–13.
Korb, D. R., Greiner, J. V., Herman, J. P., Hebert, E., Finnemore, V. M., Exford, J. M., et al. (2002). Lid-wiper epitheliopathy and dry-eye symptoms in contact lens wearers. The CLAO Journal : Official Publication of the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists, Inc, 28(4), 211–216.
Maldonado-Codina, C., Morgan, P. B., Schnider, C. M., & Efron, N. (2004). Short-term physiologic response in neophyte subjects fitted with hydrogel and silicone hydrogel contact lenses. Optometry and Vision Science : Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry, 81(12), 911–921.