NOV 01, 2007
Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Refractive Mgmt/Intervention
Researchers used the Vision Quality of Life Index to compare vision-related quality of life of 64 emmetropic individuals, 65 myopic patients who received refractive surgery and 66 myopic patients who wore spectacles or contact lenses.
While refractive surgery patients reported quality of life similar to emmetropic individuals, spectacle and contact lenses wearers were much more likely to report negative concerns with four quality of life measures: concern about injury, ability to cope with demands in life, ability to fulfill roles and confidence joining in everyday activities.
All study participants were 18 years or older, had a visual acuity of at least 20/40 and had no other ocular pathology, the authors noted.