The influence of end of day silicone hydrogel daily disposable contact lens fit on ocular comfort, physiology and lens wettability


Purpose: To quantify the end-of-day silicone-hydrogel daily disposable contact lens fit and its influence of on ocular comfort, physiology and lens wettability. Methods: Thirty-nine subjects (22.1. ±. 3.5 years) were randomised to wear each of 3 silicone-hydrogel daily-disposable contact lenses (narafilcon A, delefilcon A and filcon II 3), bilaterally, for one week. Lens fit was assessed objectively using a digital video slit-lamp at 8, 12 and 16. h after lens insertion. Hyperaemia, non-invasive tear break-up time, tear meniscus height and comfort were also evaluated at these timepoints, while corneal and conjunctival staining were assessed on lens removal. Results: Lens fit assessments were not different between brands (P > 0.05), with the exception of the movement at blink where narafilcon A was more mobile. Overall, lag reduced but push-up speed increased from 8 to 12. h (P <. 0.05), but remained stable from 12 to 16. h (P > 0.05). Movement-on-blink was unaffected by wear-time (F = 0.403, P = 0.670). A more mobile lens fit with one brand did not indicate that person would have a more mobile fit with another brand (r = -0.06 to 0.63). Lens fit was not correlated with comfort, ocular physiology or lens wettability (P > 0.01). Conclusions: Among the lenses tested, objective lens fit changed between 8. h and 12. h of lens wear. The weak correlation in individual lens fit between brands indicates that fit is dependent on more than ocular shape. Consequently, substitution of a different lens brand with similar parameters will not necessarily provide comparable lens fit.

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Divisions: College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Optometry > Optometry & Vision Science Research Group (OVSRG)
College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Optometry > Optometry
College of Health & Life Sciences
College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Optometry > Vision, Hearing and Language
Additional Information: © 2015, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Funding: Alcon Laboratories
Uncontrolled Keywords: contact lenses,daily disposables,lens substitution,objective lens fit,silicone-hydrogel,Ophthalmology,Optometry
Publication ISSN: 1476-5411
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2024 07:11
Date Deposited: 06 May 2015 10:35
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2015-10
Published Online Date: 2015-04-22
Authors: Wolffsohn, James S. (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-4673-8927)
Hall, Lee
Mroczkowska, Stephanie
Hunt, Olivia A.
Bilkhu, Paramdeep (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-3640-7681)
Drew, Tom
Sheppard, Amy (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-0035-8267)



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