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Table 4 Perceived impact of reading glasses on daily tasks*

From: Presbyopia: a pilot investigation of the barriers and benefits of near visual acuity correction among a rural Filipino population

Daily task (n = 67) Absolutely necessary Helpful, but not required Minimally helpful Not at all N/A
Reading 91.0% 6.0% 1.5% 1.5% 0.0%
Cooking 17.9% 19.4% 26.9% 32.8% 3.0%
Sewing 74.6% 3.0% 4.5% 7.5% 10.4%
Hobbies 38.8% 13.4% 16.4% 20.9% 10.4%
Farming 17.9% 10.4% 20.9% 25.4% 25.4%
Recognizing people's faces 32.8% 29.9% 25.4% 10.4% 1.5%
  1. *Perceived impact by those participants who had a previous pair of reading glasses.
  2. N/A, not applicable.