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Thesis

A survey of contact lens popularity in Hawaii

1 April 1984

Abstract

The types of contact lenses fitted in Hawaii were surveyed. The survey polled optometrists in private practice who had been in practice longer than two years. Previous contact lens surveys are discussed and summarized. The literature here predicts the continued growth in popularity of both hard gas permeable lenses and soft contact lenses. The practitioners responding to the survey are defined in terms of size of practice and specialization. Each doctor was asked to list his/her preferred lens(es) with respect to brand. Overwhelmingly, the lens type of choice was the soft lens, the Bausch and Lomb lens was most popular, and the most popular hard gas permeable lens was Polycon.


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