Contact Lens Spectrum

July 2008

Document #152





(p. 23) Contact Lens Materials: What’s New in Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses, By Neil A. Pence, OD, FAAO





(p. 29) Combating Dry Eye in Lens Wearers, by Julia Geldis, OD, MS


1.      Richdale, K, Sinnott LT, Skadahl E, Nichols JJ. (2007). Frequency of and Factors Associated with Contact Lens Dissatisfaction and Discontinuation. Cornea, 26, 168-174.


2.      Behrens A, Doyle JJ, Stern L, Chuch RS, McDonnell PJ, Dysfunctional Tear Film Study Group, Azar DT, Dua HS, Hom M, Karpecki PM, Laibson PR, Lemp MA, Meisler DM, Castillo JM, O’Brien TP, Pflugfelder SC, Rolando M, Schein OD, Seitz B, Tseng SC, Setten G, Wilson SE, Yiu SC. (2006). Dysfunctional Tear Sydrome: A Delphi Approach to Treatment Recommendations. Cornea, 25, 900-907.


3.      Epstein AB. (2006). Contact Lens Care Products Effect on Corneal Sensitivity and Patient Comfort. Eye & Contact Lens, 32, 128-132.


4.      Thai LC, Thomlinson A, Ridder WH. (2002). In vitro and in vivo effects of a lubricant in a contact lens solution. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 22, 319-329.


5.      Nichols JJ and Sinnott L. (2006). Tear Film, Contact Lens, and Patient-Related Factors Associated with Contact Lens-Related Dry Eye. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 47, 1319-1328.


6.      Foulks G. (2003). What is Dry Eye and What Does It Mean to the Contact Lens Wearer? Eye & Contact Lens, 29, Supplement 1, S96-S100.


7.      Lemp MA, Caffery B, Lebow K, Lembach R, Park J, Foulks G, Hall B, Bowers R, McGarvey S, Young G. (1999). Omafilcon A (Proclear) Soft Contact Lenses in a Dry Eye Population. CLAO J, 25(1), 40-47.


Ambtioso RJ, Stelzner SK, Boerner CF, et al.(2002). Nutrition and Dry Eye: The Role of Lipids. Review of Refractive Surgery, 1(8), 29-32.




(p. 32) Clinical Pearls for Fitting Soft Multifocals, By Vinita Allee Henry, OD, FAAO


  1. Kirby J.  2007 Annual contact lens update.  Optometric Management  2007;42(4):26-28.
  2. Mack CJ.  Contact lenses 2007.  Contact Lens Spectrum 2007;23(1):26-34.
  3. Norman CW.  Communicate and demonstrate soft multifocal benefits.  Contact Lens Spectrum  2003;18(9):15.
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  5. Benjamin WJ.  Comparing multifocals and monovision.  Contact Lens Spectrum 2007;22(7):35-39.
  6. Richdale K, Mitchell GL, Zadnik K. Comparison of multifocal and monovision soft contact lens corrections in patients with low-astigmatic presbyopia. Optom Vis Sci 2006;83(5):266-73.
  7. Quinn TG.  The role of ocular dominance in presbyopic lens correction.  Contact Lens Spectrum  2007;22(1):48.
  8. Bergenske PD. The presbyopic fitting process.  Contact Lens Spectrum 2001;16(8):34.
  9. Gromacki SJ.  Preventing contact lens challenges for presbyopes.  Contact Lens Spectrum  2004;19(8):S1-S8.
  10. Davis RL.  Contact lens options for presbyopes.  Optometric Management 2004;39(4):37-43.



(p. 40) Improved Performance Through Better Vision, By Jennifer Stewart, OD


1.      Laby DM, Rosenbaum AL, Kirschen DG, et al. The visual function of professional baseball players. Am J Ophthalmol 1996;122:476-85.

2.      Care of Patients with Learning Related Vision Problems. St Louis: American Optometric Association, 2000.




(p. 44) Fitting and Vision Characteristics of Two Silicone Hydrogel Torics, By Bill Reindel, OD, MS, & Gary Orsborn, OD, MS, FAAO


1. The 2006 Gallup Study of the Consumer Contact Lens Market conducted by Multi-Sponsor Surveys Inc.

2. Barr JT. Contact Lenses 2005. Contact Lens Spectrum, January 2006.




(p. 47) Contact Lens Practice Pearls: Understanding GP Aspheric Multifocals, by Thomas G. Quinn, OD, MS, FAAO


Rajagopalan et al, Visual perfomance of subjects wearing presbyopic contact lenses, Optom Vis Sci. 2006 Aug;83(8):611-5




(p. 52) Treatment Plan: Options for Superior Limbic Keratoconjunctivitis, By Leo Semes, OD, FAAO


Thygeson P, Kimura SJ. Chronic Conjunctivitis. Trans Am Acad Ophthalmol. 1963;67:494.

Theodore FH.  Superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis.  Eye Ear Nose Throat Mon. 1963 Jan;42:25-8.

Sheu MC, Schoenfield L, Jeng BH. Development of superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis after upper eyelid blepharoplasty surgery: support for the mechanical theory of its pathogenesis.Cornea. 2007; 26: 490-2.

Sahin A, Bozkurt B, Irkec M. Topical cyclosporine a in the treatment of superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis: a long-term follow-up. Cornea. 2008; 27: 193-5.

Perry HD, Doshi-Carnevale S, Donnenfeld ED, Kornstein HS.Topical cyclosporine A 0.5% as a possible new treatment for superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis. Ophthalmology. 2003; 110: 1578-81.

Stafford RS. Regulating Off-Label Drug Use — Rethinking the Role of the FDA. N Engl J Med. 2008; 358 (14): 1427-1429. Apr 3, 2008.  Accessed April 21, 2008.