Monday, February 18, 2013

A method for the prescription of inexpensive spectacles by non-specialist healthcare workers: S-Glasses

A method for the prescription of inexpensive spectacles by non-specialist healthcare workers: S-Glasses

...153 million people are visually impaired from uncorrected refractive error. The aim of this research was to verify a method whereby autorefractors could be used by non-specialist health-workers to prescribe spectacles,....S-Glasses could be beneficial to resource-poor populations without trained refractionists. This novel approach, using approximate toric lenses, results in superior vision for astigmatic patients compared with the practice of providing spherical equivalent alone...

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