Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Vision Science

Committee Chair

James E. Peterson


Recent advances in gas permeable contact lens materials have accounted for their successful use in extended wear. In this study, 18 subjects were fitted with the Boston Equalens, a new silicon/acrylate lens which is combined with a flourinated monomer. The subjects wore one lens as a daily wear contact lens and the other lens as an extended wear contact lens for a period of 90 days. Four patients successfully completed the 90 days of extended wear and five patients completed between 30 and 90 days of extended wear. No significant differences of corneal curvature, refractive error, corrected visual acuity, or subjective responses were noted between the daily wear eye and the extended wear eye. Also there were no reports of lens adhesion on any of the subjects' eyes.

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