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Hey guys, im kinda new to this forum.. Im a pre-optometry student going for my diploma. So far i've found it to be an amazing and helpful forum! My group has been given the task to do a Final Year Project.. Anything related to contact lenses.. Any ideas for a good research topics to do on? (Preferably one that doesn't involve contact lens fitting on subjects. If not, thats okay too!). One of my senior's groups did on "Corneal epithelial staining in subjects using hydrogel and silicone hydrogel contact lenses with differenct modulus of elasticity" .. so yea we've gotta think of a topic thats sth like that.. sth that mabe hasn't really been touched on yet? What improvements do you guys think can be done to the present available contact lenses now?



Thanks in advance!
 

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Hey guys, im kinda new to this forum.. Im a pre-optometry student going for my diploma. So far i've found it to be an amazing and helpful forum! My group has been given the task to do a Final Year Project.. Anything related to contact lenses.. Any ideas for a good research topics to do on? (Preferably one that doesn't involve contact lens fitting on subjects. If not, thats okay too!). One of my senior's groups did on "Corneal epithelial staining in subjects using hydrogel and silicone hydrogel contact lenses with differenct modulus of elasticity" .. so yea we've gotta think of a topic thats sth like that.. sth that mabe hasn't really been touched on yet? What improvements do you guys think can be done to the present available contact lenses now?



Thanks in advance!

More availiblity with BCs, a lot of the newer CL designs that are improvements, such as the Biofinity lens only offer one BC, no obviously not everyone can wear that lens if it doesn't fit right. Same with other SH lenses, they have limited BC options. Also, that applies mostly to spherical fits, toric fits, theres few SH lenses availible. if you have access to the TQ, theres your research.
 

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diameter, BC and design of lenses are requirements when fitting CL. There is limited flexibility availible for those lenses. However, the same parameters on one lens may not fit a patient, wheras a lens with the same diameter and BC of another design may fit a patient. Just look at the TQ, theres lots of options, but they aren't as "diverse" when it comes to availible powers, bc, diameter, ect requirements. However there are more and more designs being made, but they start with the "easy to fit" patients. Depends on if you want to suit your research to just spherical CL fits, or if you want to expand it to harder fits like bf and toric fits. The TQ has all thats currently availible (providing u have an up-to-date copy).
 
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I disregarded power avalibility...that definately matters too
 

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TQ = Tyler's Quarterly.. comes out quarterly (who would've thought?) and has all the contacts that are currently available, what powers/BC's/etc. they come in.. I'd call an OD and see if they'd let you take a look!
 
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