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RESEARCH STUDY

RESEARCH

Effect of Presbyopic Vision Corrections on Perceptions of Driving Difficulty

AUTHOR:

B. Chu, J. M. Wood and M. J. Collins

SPONSOR/INSTITUTION:

YEAR PUBLISHED:

2009

PUBLICATION:

Eye & Contact Lens: Science & Clinical Practice

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • This study aimed to determine the subjective driving difficulties experienced when wearing a range of common presbyopic contact lens and spectacle corrections.

  • Participants included 255 presbyopic patients recruited through local optometry practices.

  • Participants were categorized into five age-matched groups; including those wearing no vision correction for driving, bifocal spectacles, progressive spectacles, monovision contact lenses and multifocal contact lenses.

  • Overall, ratings of satisfaction during daytime driving were relatively high for all correction types.

  • This study was conducted in Australia.