The association between refractive cutoffs for spectacle provision and visual improvement among school-aged children in South Africa.

@article{Congdon2008TheAB,
  title={The association between refractive cutoffs for spectacle provision and visual improvement among school-aged children in South Africa.},
  author={Nathan Congdon and Nita Patel and Paul Esteso and Florence Chikwembani and Fiona Webber and Robert Bongi Msithini and Amy Ratcliffe},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2008},
  volume={92 1},
  pages={13-8}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate different refractive cutoffs for spectacle provision with regards to their impact on visual improvement and spectacle compliance. DESIGN Prospective study of visual improvement and spectacle compliance. PARTICIPANTS South African school children aged 6-19 years receiving free spectacles in a programme supported by Helen Keller International. METHODS Refractive error, age, gender, urban versus rural residence, presenting and best-corrected vision were recorded for… CONTINUE READING