Ailene Kim

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BACKGROUND The rate and reasons for discontinuation of contact lens wear by young patients are not well known. The Contact Lenses in Pediatrics (CLIP) Study surveyed participants 3 months after the final study visit to determine the percentage of participants who continued to wear contact lenses after study conclusion. The factors associated with continued(More)
PURPOSE Despite several studies that show 8- to 11-year-old children are capable of wearing a various contact lens modalities, parents often report that their eye care practitioner would not fit their child with contact lenses until the child was about 13 years old. We conducted the Contact Lenses in Pediatrics (CLIP) Study to compare contact lens fitting(More)
PURPOSE Children are not offered elective contact lenses as a treatment option for refractive error nearly as often as teens are. The purpose of this report was to examine the benefits of contact lens wear for children and teens to determine whether children benefit as much as teens. If they do, children should routinely be offered contact lens wear as a(More)
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