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An Investigation of Vision Problems and the Vision Care System in Rural China

Key Highlights: This study examines the prevalence of vision problems and the accessibility to and quality of vision care in rural China. Approximately 33% of the rural population surveyed self-reported...

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The Impact of Corrected and Uncorrected Refractive Error on Visual Functioning : the Singapore Malay Eye Study

KEY POINTS The Singapore Malay Eye Study was undertaken to determine the prevalence and impact of vision impairment and major eye diseases in urban Asian populations. Approximately one quarter of...

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Attitudes of Students, Parents and Teachers Toward Glasses Use in Rural China

KEY POINTS Researchers sought to understand why myopic children in rural China aren’t wearing glasses. Parents, teachers and the children in three focus groups reported that glasses purchase and wear...

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There Is Still So Much To Do!

Given the immensity of the challenges raised by poor vision (4.2 billion people in the world have bad eyesight), a solution may feel daunting or unattainable. But the problem is...

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The Vision Impact Institute in China

Not a day goes by that you don’t hear about China. The massive population, the tradition of dynamism, the pace at which it is developing – all of these combine...

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Vision Impact Institute Sets Sights on Future



At the end of 2014, the Vision Impact Institute announced its renewed mission to promote awareness about the quality of life benefits of healthy vision, in addition to our...

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Depression and Anxiety in Visually Impaired Older People

KEY POINTS The study found that visually impaired people had a higher prevalence of depression compared with people with good vision. Of visually impaired older people, 13.5% were depressed (GDS-15...

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Performance-based and self-assessed measures of visual function as related to history of falls, hip fractures, and measured gait time. The Beaver Dam Eye Study.

KEY POINTS The purpose of the study is to report relationships between visual function parameters and falls, hip fractures, and gait time in adults. Falls were more commonly reported for...

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The Impact of Parental Myopia on Myopia in Chinese Children: Population-Based Evidence

PURPOSE: To determine the relationship between myopia in parents and their children in a sample of urban Chinese children. METHODS: Random sampling was used to identify a population-based sample of...

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Advocating for Healthy Vision in America



Recently, a colleague shared with me a quote she saw etched on a statue in Washington D.C. It said, “Work is love made visible.” As I contemplated this month’s...

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