Visual acuity at home and in eye clinics

Trans Ophthalmol Soc U K (1962). 1978;98(2):262-6.


Most elderly visually disabled people have lower levels of visual acuity for both reading and getting about in their homes than would be inferred from clinic measurements. Even with optimum optical correction, performance can be much improved by simple modifications to existing facilities, individual advice, and in most cases the addition of a simple adjustable reading lamp.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Disabled Persons
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lighting*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Outpatient Clinics, Hospital
  • Vision Disorders / physiopathology
  • Vision Tests / methods
  • Visual Acuity*