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Vision-related quality of life with myopia management: A review


Michael J. Lipson, Brittany Boland, and Colm McAlinden


British Contact Lens Association




Contact Lens and Anterior Eye


  • The disease of myopia has come into focus as a worldwide public health concern. 

  • Myopia has shown increasing prevalence, incidence at earlier age and progression to a higher degree. 

  • Progressive increase in degree of myopia is strongly associated with increase in axial length of the eye. 

  • Various interventions have been shown to slow axial elongation in children. 

  • These interventions have been studied to assess efficacy in slowing axial elongation and correction of vision. 

  • In addition, research into quality of vision, risk of adverse events, overall safety and impact on vision-related quality (VR-QoL) of life has been pursued. 

  • In contrast, studies have been published to demonstrate the risks of myopia, high myopia and increased axial length. 

  • This review will discuss VR-QoL assessment on the most effective and most commonly prescribed interventions to slow axial elongation and myopia progression. 

  • The patient attributes considered are VR-QoL scores from validated instruments. 

  • The development and use of validated survey instruments to assess the patient-reported outcomes is discussed. 

  • The review demonstrates that there are numerous factors that may impact VR-QoL to evaluate in the decision-making process when eye care providers consider when, how and if to prescribe myopia management (MM) for children with myopia.