Visual Function After Correction of Distance Refractive Error with Ready-Made and Custom Spectacles: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Brady, C.J., Villanti, A.C., Gandhi, M., Friedman, D.S. and Keay, L.
The purpose of this study was to assess patient-reported outcome measures with the use of ready-made spectacles (RMS) and custom spectacles (CS).
A double-masked, randomized clinical trial was done with a total of 363 adults aged 18 to 45 years.
Higher income and education were associated with a reduced degree of improvement in satisfaction.
Ready-made spectacles produce large but slightly smaller improvements in visual function and quality of life compared with custom spectacles.
Ready-made spectacles produce similar satisfaction with vision at one-month follow-up when compared with custom spectacles.
Ready-made spectacles can be used in settings where custom spectacles are unavailable or not affordable.