Refractive errors and quality of life The effect of uncorrected refractive errors is often studied but what about being dependent on glasses and contacts? Does that influence your quality of life? Research shows* that even when corrected by glasses and contact lenses, refractive errors may reduce your quality of life. (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/ceo.12954)
A group of people that are dependent on glasses and contact lenses were asked about their quality of life. The following were identified as the main themes: People with refractive errors are worried about their condition and have difficulty doing physical, recreational, and day‐to‐day activities. People with refractive errors are bothered by the inconveniences they must live with and live with unwanted ocular and non‐ocular sensations. Refractive error affects people’s psychosocial well‐being and has huge economic implications in people’s lives.
At Envision we do not see refractive surgery as a luxury. Being able to see is vital. We want to make basic refractive surgery a possibility for more people. The medical content provided is not intended to replace a consultation with a health care provider.