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Cont Lens Anterior Eye. 2008 Aug;31(4):189-93. doi: 10.1016/j.clae.2008.05.005. Epub 2008 Jul 7.

Spherical aberration in contact lens wear.

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Unit of Optometry, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. anna.lindskoog.pettersson@ste.ki.se

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

The aim of the present studies was to investigate the effect on spherical aberration of different non custom-made contact lenses, both with and without aberration control.

METHODS:

A wavefront analyser (Zywave, Bausch & Lomb) was used to measure the aberrations in each subject's right eye uncorrected and with the different contact lenses. The first study evaluated residual spherical aberration with a standard lens (Focus Dailies Disposable, Ciba Vision) and with an aberration controlled contact lens (ACCL) (Definition AC, Optical Connection Inc.). The second study evaluated the residual spherical aberrations with a monthly disposable silicone hydrogel lens with aberration reduction (PureVision, Bausch & Lomb).

RESULTS:

Uncorrected spherical aberration was positive for all pupil sizes in both studies. In the first study, residual spherical aberration was close to zero with the standard lens for all pupil sizes whereas the ACCL over-corrected spherical aberration. The results of the second study showed that the monthly disposable lens also over-corrected the aberration making it negative. The changes in aberration were statistically significant (p<0.05) with all lenses.

CONCLUSION:

Since the amount of aberration varies individually we suggest that aberrations should be measured with lenses on the eye if the aim is to change spherical aberration in a certain direction.

PMID:
18602857
DOI:
10.1016/j.clae.2008.05.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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