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Taking Action for Good Vision in 2018



We can no longer look at vision as a separate problem in a silo. It’s an issue that should not only be part of public health, but also part of...

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Making Eye Health a Population Health Imperative: Vision for Tomorrow

Published in 2016 Key points: The ability to see deeply affects how human beings perceive and interpret the world around them. For most people, eyesight is part of everyday communication,...

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New reports raise awareness of the massive global need for vision health services



Last month at the IAPB Council of Members meeting in Tanzania, I had the privilege of meeting and hearing an address by Dr Aubrey Webson , Ambassador to the...

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Visual Correction and Occupational Social Class

Key Highlights: The study aimed to determine whether types of optical correction for refractive error are associated with gender, social class and occupational group in the working population. A cross-sectional...

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Making Eye Health a Population Health Imperative: Vision for Tomorrow

Published in 2016. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a multidisciplinary committee to “examine the core principles and public health strategies to reduce visual impairment and promote...

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Vision impairment and combined vision and hearing impairment predict cognitive and functional decline in older women

KEY POINTS The study concluded that sensory impairment is associated with cognitive and functional decline in older women Further studies are needed to determine whether treatment of vision and hearing...

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Vision is Taking a Spotlight

This time of year is quite busy for the vision community. The UK’s National Eye Health Week, EVER (European Association for Vision and Eye Research) Conference, the US’ the Eye...

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Six Year Refractive Change among White Children and Young Adults: Evidence for Significant Increase in Myopia among White UK Children

Published in 2016 Key Highlights: The objective of this study is to determine six-year spherical refractive error change among white children and young adults in the UK and evaluate differences...

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A Qualitative Investigation of Visual Tasks with which to Assess Distance-Specific Visual Function

Key Highlights: A wide variety of distance-specific visual tasks were identified. Certain types of tasks relied on distance vision, such as; ambulation, driving, leisure, sports, and social functions. Other task...

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Want to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges? It’s time to talk good vision.



This month in New York, the High-Level Political Forum, convened by the Economic and Social Council, takes place over a ten-day period. More than 2,000 participants including ministers, business...

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