Contact Lens Spectrum

March 2007

Document #136




(p. 21) GP Insights: Motivate Patients to Try GP Contact Lenses, By Marjorie J. Rah, OD, PhD


1.      Bennett ES, Smythe J, Henry VA, et al. Effect of topical anesthetic use on initial patient satisfaction and overall success with rigid gas permeable contact lenses. Optom Vis Sci. Nov 1998;75(11):800-805.



(p. 23) Dry Eye Dx and Tx: Choosing Punctal Plugs, William Townsend, OD


1.      Management of Complications after Insertion of the SmartPlug Punctal Plug
A Study of 28 Patients Ophthalmology 2006;113:1859.e11859.



(p. 28) Managing Presbyopic Astigmats, by Dianne Anderson, OD


1.      Benoit DP. Mastering Multifocals. CL Spect 2005; July: 28-36.


2.      Bennett E. Specialty GP Lenses, Part II. Rev Cornea & Contact Lenses 2006; June :14.


3.      Edmondson W, Pack L, Pumphrey K. Fitting and Evaluation the New Soft Multifocals. AAO 2006; Dec Workshop.


4.      Stiegemeier MJ. A New Simultaneous GP Design May Improve Multifocal Fitting. CL Spect 2006; July:19.


5.      Caroline P, Andre M. Choose Your Material Wisely for Aspheric GP Multifocals. CL Spect 2005; August:56.



(p. 34) Comparing Quality of Vision in Two Lens Types, By Yvette Cavalli, OD, and Ralph Gundel, OD, FAAO


1.      Jones L, Dumbleton K. Soft lens extended wear and complications. In: Hom MM, ed. Manual of Contact Lens prescribing and Fitting, 3rd edition. St. Louis, MO: Butterworth Heinemann, 2006: 393-403.

2.      Bailey IL, Lovie JE. New design principles for visual acuity letter charts. Am J Optom Physiol Opt 1976;53:740-5.

3.      Wechsler S. Visual Acuity in hard and soft contact lens wearers: a comparison. J Am Optom Assoc 1978;49:251-256.

4.      Bailey M, Walline J, Mitchell GLM, Zadnik K. Visual Acuity in Contact Lens Wearers. Optom Vis Sci 2001;10:726-731.

5.      Bauer GT. Longitudinal spherical aberration of modern ophthalmic lenses and its effect on visual acuity. Appl Opt 1980;19:2226-34.

6.      Vaz TC, Gundel RE. High and low-contrast visual acuity measurements in spherical and aspheric soft contact lens wearers. Contact Lens & Anterior Eye 2003;26:147-151.

7.      Charman WN. The Charles F. Prentice Award Lecture 2005: Optics of the Human Eye: Progress and Problems. Optom Vis Sci 2006;83:335-345.


(p. 44) The New Math of Corneal Staining, By Milton M. Hom, OD, FAAO


  1. Efron N. Corneal staining. In: N. Efron. Contact Lens Complications 2e. Edinburgh: Butterworth-Heinemann (Elsevier). 2004;(14)108-115.
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  3. Willcox MD, Holden BA: Contact lens related corneal infections. Biosci Rep. 2001;21(4):445-61.
  4. Klotz SA, Au YK, Misra RP. A partial-thickness epithelial defect increases the adherence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to the cornea Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1989;30(6):1069-74.
  5. Guillon JP. Guillon M. Malgouyres S. Corneal dessication with hydrogel lenses: Tear film and contact lens factors. Ophthalmic Physio Opt 1990;10:343-348.
  6. Begley CG. Barr JT. Edrington TB. et. al. Characteristics of corneal staining in hydrogel contact lens wearers. Optom Vis Sci 1996;73:193-200.
  7. Jalbert I Sweeney DF. Holden BA. The characteristics of corneal staining in successful daily and extended disposable contact lens wearers. Clin Exp Optom 1999;82:4-10.
  8. Efron N. Complications. In: N. Efron (ed). Contact Lens Practice. Oxford:Butterworth-Heinemann (Elsevier) 2002;39:405-437.
  9. Snyder C. Solution interaction with the ocular surface: the significance in making the grade. Clin Refract Optomet. 2005;16:1-7.
  10. Andrasko GJ. Ryen KA. Garafalo RJ. Ocular response observed with silicone hydrogel lenses and multipurpose solution combinations. AOA Congress 2006.
  11. Karpecki P. Much ado about staining. Review of Optometry, in press.
  12. Epstein AB. Contact lens Care Products Effect on Corneal Sensitivity and Patient Comfort. Eye & Contact Lens 2006. 32(3):128-132.
  13. Reindel B et al. Patient Satisfaction of Single Bottle No-Rub Multipurpose Solutions. Presented at the British Contact Lens Association 27th Annual Clinical Conference, Brighton, United Kingdom, June 6-8, 2003.
  14. Poggio EC, Glynn RJ, Schein OD, The incidence of ulcerative keratitis among users of daily-wear and extended-wear soft contact lenses. N Engl J Med. 1989 Sep 21;321(12):779-83.
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(p. 52) Hydrogel Lens-related Corneal Distortion, By Christopher Snyder, OD, MS, FAAO


  1. Schornack J. Hydrogel contact lens-induced corneal warpage. Cont Lens Anterior Eye. 2003 Sep;26(3):153-9.