An interview study on children’s spectacle frame fit

Jiaxin Zhang, Yan Luximon

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Abstract

Although studies have examined problems with spectacle frame fit, little is known about appropriate frame design for children. To identify practical problems in this area, semi-structured interviews were conducted in Hong Kong with dispensing opticians, children who wear glasses, and the children’s parents. The data analysis showed that frame width, nose pads, and leg shape were related to fit problems. However, there is no fit standard between faces and frames, and the temple width was the main reference used by dispensing opticians to help children choose spectacle frames. In conclusion, dispensing opticians are important actors in the selection of more appropriate spectacle frames for children, but they might be unable to solve fit problems in the nose area and ears due to deficiencies in frame design. As little research has been conducted on problems in children’s spectacle design and fit, further studies on spectacle frame design should investigate children’s facial features and special needs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, 2017
EditorsWaldemar Karwowski, Ravindra S. Goonetilleke
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages81-88
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783319608242
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
EventAHFE 2017 International Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, 2017 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 17 Jul 201721 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume602
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

ConferenceAHFE 2017 International Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period17/07/1721/07/17

Keywords

  • Children
  • Semi-structured interview
  • Spectacle fit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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