Contact Lens Spectrum

February 2004

Document #102




(p. 26) Contact Lenses and Kids: Seize the Opportunity, by Jeffrey J. Walline, OD, PhD


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2. Katz J, Schein OD, Levy B, et al. A randomized trial of rigid gas permeable contact lenses to reduce progression of children's myopia. Am J Ophthalmol. 2003;136:82-90.

3. Khoo CY, Chong J, Rajan U. A 3-year study on the effect of RGP contact lenses on myopic children. Singapore Med J. 1999;40:230-237.

4. Perrigin J, Perrigin D, Quintero S, Grosvenor T. Silicone-acrylate contact lenses for myopia control: 3-year results. Optom Vis Sci. 1990;67:764-769.

5. Stone J. The possible influence of contact lenses on myopia. British Journal of Physiological Optics. 1976;31:89-114.

6. Baldwin WR, West D, Jolley J, Reid W. Effects of contact lenses on refractive corneal and axial length changes in young myopes. Am J Optom Arch Am Acad Optom. 1969;46:903-911.

7. Reim TR, Lund M, Wu R. Orthokeratology and adolescent myopia control. Contact Lens Spectrum. 2003;18:40-42.

8. Joslin CE, McMahon TT, Kaufman LM. The effectiveness of occluder contact lenses in improving occlusion compliance in patients that have failed traditional occlusion therapy. Optom Vis Sci. 2002;79:376-380.

9. Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. A randomized trial of atropine vs. patching for treatment of moderate amblyopia in children. Arch Ophthalmol. 2002;120:268-278.

10. Moore BD. Pediatric aphakic contact lens wear: rates of successful wear. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. Jul-Aug 1993;30:253-258.

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(p. 33) No Fee CE: A Primer on Contact Lens Materials, by Christopher Snyder, OD, MS, FAAO


1.      Benjamin WJ, Cappelli QA. Oxygen permeability (Dk) of thirty-seven rigid contact lens materials. Optom Vis Sci 2002; 79(2):103-11.

2.      Benjamin WJ. EOP and Dk/L: the quest for hyper transmissibility. J Am Optom Assoc 1993;64(3):196-200.

3.      Harvitt DM, Bonanno JA. Re-evaluation of the oxygen diffusion model for predicting minimum contact lens Dk/t values needed to avoid corneal anoxia. Optom Vis Sci 1999; 76(10):712-719.

4.      Holden BA, Mertz GW. Critical oxygen levels to avoid corneal edema for daily and extended wear contact lenses. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 1984; 25(10):1161-1167.

5.      Rahheja MK, Huang H. Mechanical property testing of RGP materials. Contact Lens Spectrum April 1993, 45-48.

6.      Tighe B. Silicone hydrogel materials how do they work? In: Silicone hydrogels the rebirth of continuous wear contact lenses. Sweeney DF, Ed. Butteworth Heinneman 2000.

7.      Weinschenk JI. A look at the components in fluorosilicone-acrylates. Contact Lens Spectrum Oct 1989, 61-64.

8.      White P. A complete guide to contact lens materials. Contact Lens Spectrum Nov 1994, 31-44.