The contact lens preference with respect to the number of years in practice among Southern California optometrists was surveyed. The optometrists surveyed had been licensed to practice in California since 1970. Previous contact lens surveys are discussed and summarized. The survey questions were defined in terms of years in practice to preferences of contact lens types and brands. While the percentage of contact lens related patients was directly related to the number of years in practice, it did not have a bearing on the brand of contact lens preference. Soft contact lenses were the most preferred type of contact lens; and Polycon was the most preferred brand of hard gas permeable lens.
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