Date of Award

1980

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Vision Science

Committee Chair

Don West

Abstract

The study consisted of ll symptomatic full time hard contact lens wearers who were refitted with hydrogel lenses in a corneal re-stabilization program. The purpose of this study was t o determine the degree of problems the eye care practitioner could expect if he or she should choose such a program. The study showed that the hydrogel lens problems encountered depended on the amount of corneal deformation induced by the hard lenses.

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