Trends in UK contact lens prescribing

Trends in UK contact lens prescribing 2013

For the 18th consecutive year, Professor Philip Morgan reports on the Eurolens Research survey into the prescribing habits of British contact lens practitioners.


According to the Association of Contact Lens Manufacturers, there are about 3.7 million contact lens wearers in the United Kingdom, a number which is remained fairly stable over recent years. Of interest to optometrists, opticians and the industry generally are the types of lenses prescribed in order that we can track the success or otherwise of innovations in lens designs, material types and replacement modalities. Since 1996, we have tracked generic (non-branded) information about the lenses and solutions prescribed in the UK1-17 and this paper outlines our findings for 2013.

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