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    • R. Maini, J Keeffe, Le Ann Weih, et al (Centre for Eye Research, Melbourne, Australia)

      Correction of refractive error in the Victorian population: the feasibility of
      “off the shelf” spectacles.

      Br.J. Opthalmol, 2001: 85: 1283-1286.

      2595 participants were between 40 and 60 years in a population based survey of Victorian residents in randomly selected urban and rural sample areas.

      Patients with best corrected visual acuity of < 6/12, astigmatism >1.25 D and amisometropia >0.5D were excluded.

      516 participants (19.9%) of participants (between 40-60 yrs) had refractive error deemed suitable for correction by off the shelf spectacles.

      The authors conclude that readymade off the shelf spectacles could significantly alleviate visual morbidity due to refractive error, in upto 20% of an urban population in Australia.

      This approach may be of value in developing countries with poor access to optometric services.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Refraction

    • R. Maini, J Keeffe, Le Ann Weih, et al (Centre for Eye Research, Melbourne, Australia)Correction of refractive error in the Victorian population: the feasibility of“off the shelf” spectacles.Br.J. Opthalmol, 2001: 85: 1283-1286.2595 participants were between 40 and 60 years in a population based survey of Victorian residents in randomly selected urban and rural sample areas.Patients with best corrected visual acuity of < 6/12, astigmatism >1.25 D and amisometropia >0.5D were excluded.516 participants (19.9%) of participants (between 40-60 yrs) had refractive error deemed suitable for correction by off the shelf spectacles.The authors conclude that readymade off the shelf spectacles could significantly alleviate visual morbidity due to refractive error, in upto 20% of an urban population in Australia.This approach may be of value in developing countries with poor access to optometric services.