Peripheral visual acuity with monovision and other contact lens corrections for presbyopia

Collins, Michael J., Brown, Brian, Verney, Stephen J., Markas, Michael, & Bowman, Kenneth J. (1989) Peripheral visual acuity with monovision and other contact lens corrections for presbyopia. Optometry and Vision Science, 66(6), pp. 370-4.


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We have conducted two experiments to investigate the effect of monovision and other contact lens corrections for presbyopia upon peripheral visual acuity. In the first study, we measured binocular peripheral visual acuity using Landolt rings with seven subjects wearing a monovision correction. The Landolt rings were presented at eccentricities of 10, 20, 40, and 70 degrees on each side of the subject, with near additions of +1.50 D, +2.50 D, and no addition. We found no significant effect of monovision correction on peripheral visual acuity. In the second experiment we measured the peripheral visual acuity of 11 presbyopic subjects wearing distance contact lenses with lookover spectacles, soft progressive bifocal contact lenses, soft concentric bifocal contact lenses, monovision contact lenses, modified monovision contact lenses, and hard bifocal contact lenses using Koenig bar targets. There were no significant differences in peripheral visual acuity between any of the contact lens corrections for presbyopia.

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ID Code: 1442
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 1040-5488
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1989 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Deposited On: 30 May 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2012 09:45

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