The study took place at The Ohio State University College of Optometry, New England College of Optometry and University of Houston School of Optometry.
The study looked at comparing contact lens fitting and follow-up times between children and teens, because parents often report that their eye care practitioner will not fit their child with contact lenses until he or she is at least 13 years of age, often later.
At the baseline visit, study participants (84 children ages 8 to 12 and 85 teens ages 13 to 17) underwent a contact lens fitting, including visual acuity, refraction, autorefraction and biomicroscopy. They then underwent contact lens insertion and removal (I&R) training.
Participants were fitted with either ACUVUE® ADVANCE® with HYDRACLEAR® or ACUVUE® ADVANCE® for ASTIGMATISM.
Fitting time, I&R training time and the time of follow-up visits were measured individually and added for a total chair time.
Visual acuity, contact lens fit assessment and biomicroscopy were performed at one-week, one-month and three-month follow-up visits.