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dc.contributor.authorCollins, Michael
dc.contributor.authorBruce, Adrian
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Briony
dc.description.abstractMany patients who begin wearing monovision contact lenses report that it requires days or weeks for them to become adjusted to the anisometropia; however, it is not clear if there are measurable improvements in their vision during this period. We therefore studied both the objective and subjective characteristics of adaptation to monovision over a period of 8 weeks. Sixty presbyopic subjects wore high water content hydrogel lenses in the study. During the 8 weeks of monovision wear, there were no significant changes in the subjects' visual acuities (distance, intermediate, or near) in high- and low-luminance conditions, near stereopsis, or interocular blur suppression characteristics. Nevertheless, the subjects reported significant improvement in various aspects of visual performance during the same period. Forty-eight percent of the subjects reported complete tolerance to the vision with their correction within the first week of monovision wear and a total of 78% of subjects were completely satisfied with the monovision correction at the completion of 8 weeks wear. The improved tolerance to monovision may be related to changes in aspects of vision other than those measured in this study or may reflect a psychological adjustment to the anisometropia.
dc.publisherElsevier Science
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Contact Lens Clinic
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.titleAdaptation to Monovision
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychology
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gro.griffith.authorThompson, Briony

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