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The Acuvue Define Design: Is Your Vision Refined or Declined?

Show simple item record Halm, Joshua Hooelsma, Brittany 2017-08-15T01:20:48Z 2017-08-15T01:20:48Z 2017-05-01
dc.description This paper is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Optometry. 25 pages. en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: To investigate the influence of limbal ring-design 1-Day Acuvue® Define® decorative lenses on ocular wavefront aberrations and visual performance. Methods: In 68 eyes of 34 subjects, LogMAR visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, and higher-order aberrations (HOAs) were evaluated before and during decorative disposable contact lens wear (1-day Acuvue® Define®; Vistakon, Jacksonville, FL). Corneal HOAs across a 4mm and 6mm pupil were measured for tilt, coma, trefoil, spherical, and total aberrations. Results: There were no significant differences in the measured visual performance or HOAs between the 1-Day Acuvue® Define® and the 1-Day Acuvue® Moist®. Conclusions: The limbal ring-design 1-Day Acuvue® Define® soft contact lenses were not found to induce HOAs and negatively affect visual performance in comparison to the clear 1-Day Acuvue® Moist®. In our study, we found the decorative lenses were often decentered, resulting in poor cosmetic appearance. Further investigation is needed to evaluate subjective visual and cosmetic performance of this lens design. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
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dc.subject Rosen, Chad. O.D. Faculty advisor. en_US
dc.subject Decorative lenses en_US
dc.subject Higher-order aberrations en_US
dc.subject Visual performance. en_US
dc.title The Acuvue Define Design: Is Your Vision Refined or Declined? en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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