Contact Lens Spectrum

September 2011

Document #190





(p. 16) Research Review: Fitting Contact Lenses After a Corneal Transplant, By Loretta B. Szczotka-Flynn, OD, PhD, MS, FAAO

1.    Geerards AJ, Vreugdenhil W, Khazen A. Incidence of rigid gas-permeable contact lens wear after keratoplasty for keratoconus. Eye Contact Lens. 2006 Jul;32(4):207-10.

  1. Nau, Amy. A Comparison of Synergeyes Versus Traditional Rigid Gas Permeable Lens Designs for Patients With Irregular Corneas. Eye & Contact Lens 34(4): 198–200, 2008.


  1. C Gruenauer-Kloevekorn, U Kloevekorn-Fischer, G I W Duncker. Contact lenses and special back surface design after penetrating keratoplasty to improve contact lens fit and visual outcome. Br J Ophthalmol 2005;89:1601–1608.


  1. Fred A. G. J. Eggink and Rudy M. M. A. Nuijts. A new technique for rigid gas permeable contact lens fitting following penetrating keratoplasty Acta Ophthalmol. Scand. 2001: 79: 245–250.


  1. Bruce E. Wietharn and William T. Driebe, Jr. Fitting Contact Lenses for Visual Rehabilitation After Penetrating Keratoplasty. Eye & Contact Lens 30(1): 31–33, 2004.


  1. Szczotka-Flynn L, Patel S. Menicon Z Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses for Keratoconus and Irregular Corneas:A Retrospective Case Series. Eye & Contact Lens 34(5): 254–260, 2008.


  1. Ozbek Z and Cohen E. Use of Intralimbal Rigid Gas-Permeable Lenses for Pellucid Marginal Degeneration, Keratoconus, and After Penetrating Keratoplasty. Eye & Contact Lens 32(1): 33–36, 2006.


  1. Visser E, Visser R, van Lier H, and Otten H. Modern Scleral Lenses Part I: Clinical Features, Eye & Contact Lens 33(1): 13–20, 2007.





(p. 20) GP Insights: Fitting a Non-Spherical Sclera, By Gregory W. DeNaeyer, OD, FAAO


  1. van der Worp E. A Guide to Scleral Lens Fitting. B+L
  2.  Visser ES, Visser R, Van Lier, HJ. Advantages of Toric Scleral Lenses. Optom and Vis Sci. 2006 Apr;83(4):233-6.
  3. Visser ES, Visser R, Van Lier, HJ, Otten, HM. Modern Scleral Lenses Part II: Patients Satisfaction. Eye Contact Lens 2007 Jan;33(1):21-5.




(p. 25) Contact Lens Care & Compliance: In-Office Care and Disinfection of Diagnostic GPLenses, By Michael A. Ward, MMSc, FAAO


  1. Ward, MA. Maintaining and Disinfecting GP Diagnostic Lenses September 2006


  1. Ward, MA. Revisiting GP Diagnostic Lens Care, November, 2009




  1. Ahearn DG, Zhang S, Stulting RD, Simmons RB, Ward MA, Pierce GE, Crow SA Jr .  Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Mar 28;52(3):1793-9. Print 2011 Mar.
  2. In vitro interactions of Fusarium and Acanthamoeba with drying residues of multipurpose contact lens solutions.




(p. 26) Surgical Comanagement and Contact Lens Fitting, By Gregory W. DeNaeyer, OD, FAAO


Ibrahim O, Bogan S, Waring GO. Patterns of corneal topography after penetrating keratoplasty. Eur J Ophthalmo. 1996 Jan-Mar;6(1)1-5.




(p. 32) Design, Materials, and Fitting of Toric Silicone Hydrogel Lenses, By Tiffany M. Andrzejewski, OD, & Neil Pence, OD, FAAO


1.  Acuvue. Available at: (Accessed May 2011).

2. Bausch + Lomb. Available (Accessed May 2011).

3. Brennan N. Corneal oxygenation during toric contact lens wear. Optom Vis Sci 2008;84:12s:E-abstract 085068.

4. CIBA Vision. Available at: (Accessed May 2011).

5. Contamac. Available at: (Accessed May 2011).

6. CooperVision. Available at: (Accessed May 2011).

7. Covey M, Sweeney DF, Terry R, Sankaridurg PR, Holden BA. Hypoxic effects on the anterior eye of high-Dk soft contact lens wearers in negligible. Optom Vis Sci 2001;78:95-99.

8. Dabkowski JA, Roach MP, Begley CG. Soft toric versus spherical contact lenses in myopes with low astigmatism. Int Contact Lens Clin 1992;19:252-256.

9. Dumbleton K, Keir N, Moezzi A, Feng Y, Jones L, Fonn D. Objective and subjective responses in patients refitted to daily-wear silicone hydrogel contact lenses. Optom Vis Sci 2006;83:758-768.

10.        Edrington, TB. A literature review: the impact of rotational stabilization methods on toric soft contact lens performance. Cont Lens Anterior Eye 2011;34:104-110.

11.        Eghbali F, Hsui EH, Eghbali K, Weissman BA. Oxygen transmissibility at various locations in hydrogel toric prism-ballasted contact lenses. Optom Vis Sci 1996;73:164-168.

12.        Fonn D, Dumbleton K, Jalbert I, Sivak A. Benefits of silicone hydrogel lenses. Contact Lens Spectrum 2006. Available at: (Accessed May 16, 2011).

13.        Forister JF, Chao J, Khy K, Forister E, Weissman BA. Predicted tear layer oxygen tensions under two designs of silicone hydrogel toric lenses. Cont Lens Anterior Eye 2008;31;5:228-241.

14.        Goldsmith WA, Steel S. Rotational characteristics of toric contact lenses. Int Contact Lens Clin 1991;18:227-230.

15.        Hanks AJ, Weisbarth RE. Troubleshooting soft toric contact lenses. ICLC 1983;10:3015-3017.

16.        McIlraith R, Young G, Hunt C. Toric lens orientation and visual acuity in non-standard conditions. Optom Vis Sci 2010;33:23-26.

17.        Morgan PB, Efron SE, Hill EA. Inefficacy of aspheric soft contact lenses for the correction of low levels of astigmatism. Optom Vis Sci 2005;82;9:823-828.

18.        Morgan PB, Woods CA, Jones D, et al. International contact lens prescribing in 2006. Contact Lens Spectrum 2006;22:34-38.

19.        Pence N, Doke-Borden C, Sellars S, Kovacich S.  “Rotational characteristics of Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism contact lenses”, American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting Poster Presentation, Orlando, FL, 2009.

20.        Pence N, Sera N, Kovacich S. “Rotational characteristics of Air Optix for Astigmatism contact lenses”, American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting Poster Presentation, Anaheim, CA, October 2008.

21.         Pence NA, Howard, D et al.  “Rotational of Acuvue Advance for Astigmatism Lenses”, American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting Poster Presentation, Denver, CO, December 2006.

22.        Pence NA, Kovacich, S et al.  “Rotational Characteristics of PureVision Toric Contact Lens”, American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting Poster Presentation, Tampa, FL, October 2007.

23.        Richdale K, Berntsten DA, Mack CJ, Merchea MM, Barr JT. Visual acuity with spherical and toric soft contact lenses in low- to moderate-astigmatic eyes. Optom Vis Sci 2007;84:969-975.

24.        Riley C, Young G, Chalmers, R. Prevalence of ocular surface symptoms, signs, and uncomfortable hours of wear in contact lens wearers: The effect of refitting with daily-wear silicone hydrogel lenses (Senofilcon A). Eye Contact Lens 2006; 32(6):281-286.

25.        Young G, Hickson-Curran S. Reassessing toric soft lens fitting. Contact Lens Spectrum 2005:20:42-45.

26.        Young G, Hunt C, Covey M. Clinical evaluation of factors influencing toric soft contact lens fit. Optom Vis Sci 2002;79:111-119.

27.        Young G, McIlraith R, Hunt C. Clinical evaluation of factors affecting soft toric lens orientation. Optom Vis Sci 2009;86(11):E1259-E1266.





(p. 38) CLMA Celebrates 50 Years, By Gretchyn M. Bailey, NCLC, FAAO, & Edward S. Bennett, OD, MSEd, FAAO


  1. Dixon JM, Young CA Jr, Baldone JA, Halberg GP, Sampson W, Stone W Jr. Complications associated with the wearing of contact lenses. JAMA. 1966 Mar 14;195(11):901-903.




(p. 50) Treatment Plan: Vitamin D’s Role in Eye Health, By Leo Semes, OD, FAAO


1. Holick MF. Vitamin D: A D-Lightful Solution for Health. J Investig Med. 2011 Mar 16. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 21415774.

2. Szodoray P, Horvath IF, Papp G, et al. The immunoregulatory role of vitamins A, D and E in patients with primary Sjogren’s syndrome. Rheumatology 2010;49:211–217.

3. Millen AE, Voland R, Sondel SA, et al.; CAREDS Study Group. Vitamin D status and early age-related macular degeneration in postmenopausal women. Arch Ophthalmol. 2011 Apr;129(4):481-9.

4. Burton JM, Kimball S, Vieth R, Bar-Or A, Dosch HM, Cheung R, et al. A phase I/II dose-escalation trial of vitamin D3 and calcium in multiple sclerosis. Neurology 2010;74(23):1852–9.