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Children Report Better Vision-Related Quality of Life with Contact Lenses vs. Glasses
Date:8/19/2010

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Contact lenses improve vision-related quality of life in children compared with glasses, especially in the areas of appearance and athletics, according to data drawn from a three-year multi-site study assessing the effects of glasses and contact lenses on the self-perception of nearsighted children ages eight to 11 years. The research further reveals that the biggest improvement may be more considerable after 10 years of age.

"The growing body of research in children's vision correction continues to demonstrate that contact lenses provide significant benefits to children beyond simply correcting their vision. This study showed considerable improvement for contact lens wearing children 10 years or older in areas of appearance, participation in activities, and satisfaction with vision correction, and it remained or improved over three years," explains Jeffrey J. Walline, O.D., Ph.D., Ohio State University College of Optometry and leader of the Adolescent and Child Health Initiative to Encourage Vision Empowerment (ACHIEVE) Study, the largest randomized trial of its kind. Findings appear in the August issue of Optometry & Vision Science, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Optometry.

Researchers note that the most surprising finding may be children's reports of improved quality of life with regard to handling contact lenses compared with glasses, as it is often assumed that glasses are much easier to manage than contact lenses.  "Although contact lenses may require more adept handling, daily disposable contact lenses decrease this burden, and the fact that contact lenses may be lost or broken less often than glasses outweighs the slight increase in time spent inserting and removing contact lenses," says Dr. Walline.

About the Study

A total of 484 eight-to 11-year-old nearsighted children participated in the randomized, single-masked trial conducted
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