Journal article

Spectacle Design Preferences among Chinese Primary and Secondary Students and Their Parents: A Qualitative and Quantitative Study

Zhongqiang Zhou, Maja Kecman, Tingting Chen, Tianyu Liu, Ling Jin, Shangji Chen, Qianyun Chen, Mingguang He, Josh Silver, Bruce Moore, Nathan Congdon

PLoS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2014

Abstract

PURPOSE: To identify the specific characteristics making glasses designs, particularly those compatible with adjustable glasses, more or less appealing to Chinese children and their parents. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Primary and secondary school children from urban and rural China with < = -1.00 diopters of bilateral myopia and their parents ranked four conventional-style frames identified by local optical shops as popular versus four child-specific frames compatible with adjustable spectacles. Scores based on the proportion of maximum possible ranking were computed for each style. Selected children and their parents also participated in Focus Groups (FGs) discussing spectacle design preference...

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This work was supported by a grant from the Chinese government under the Thousand Man Plan program; Dr Congdon is also supported by the Thousand Man Plan program. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.