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RESEARCH STUDY

RESEARCH

The Effect of Presbyopic Vision Corrections on Nighttime Driving Performance

AUTHOR:

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

SPONSOR/INSTITUTION:

YEAR PUBLISHED:

2010

PUBLICATION:

Visual Psychophysics and Physiological Optics

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The study aimed to investigate the effect of various presbyopic vision corrections on nighttime driving performance on a closed-road driving circuit.

  • The study involved a repeated-measures design by which a participant’s nighttime driving performance was assessed on a closed-road circuit while wearing each of four power-matched vision corrections.

  • These included single-vision distance lenses (SV), progressive-addition spectacle lenses (PAL), monovision contact lenses (MV), and multifocal contact lenses (MTF CL) worn in a randomized order.