Long-term effects of hydrophilic contact lenses on myopia

Ann Ophthalmol. 1990 Jun;22(6):224-7, 229.


Myopic patients aged 14 to 19 years were divided randomly into two groups: those that wore contact lenses full time and those that wore spectacles only as age-matched controls. These two groups were analyzed statistically for any difference in the rate of progression of myopia. Refraction records were screened and analyzed using the unpaired Student's t test. We found no statistically significant difference between the two groups. There appears to be no effect of soft contact lens wear on the progression of myopia.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Comparative Study
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Contact Lenses, Hydrophilic* / adverse effects*
  • Eyeglasses / adverse effects
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Myopia / etiology*
  • Myopia / therapy
  • Random Allocation