The effect of wearing spectacles on the humidity of the eye

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Patients with dry eyes often suffer in a windy or dry environment, which evaporates tears. Such patients are advised to wear spectacles or swimming goggles to avoid excessive drying. I measured the actual humidity in front of the cornea by attaching a 30 x 13 x 15-mm ultrasensitive moisture sensor to the back of a spectacle lens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-93
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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