Some Waiting Five Years for Cataract Surgery

Ireland is over reliant on HSE eye clinics and hospital ophthalmology departments to provide almost all public care, even basic and routine care that could be offered by optometrists.

Source: Irishhealth.com
By: Deborah Condon

Botswana: NGO Contribution to Social Development Commendable

Speaking at the 4th Sathya Sai Student Vision Support Programme, Botswana's Vice President, Mr. Tsogwane, said free spectacles contributed not only to improvement of children's eye sight, but also to their education.

Source: Botswana Daily News
By: Lorato Gaofise

Bringing Healthcare to Rural India Through Telemedicine

Telemedicine offers much hope to rural India. A telemedicine network, which is a public-private partnership between Government of Andhra Pradesh and Apollo Hospitals, has seen results that surpassed expectations.

Source: The Week
By: Minnie P. Thomas

The Biggest Killer of Kids Is Not Disease or Famine. It’s Road Traffic.

Road traffic is one of the greatest threats to our children and the cause of a major global health crisis. In fact, the biggest killer of adolescents is not disease, famine or war, it is road traffic injury.

Source: The Huffington Post
By: Zoleka Mandela

Vision Care Lags, With Blind Spots In Insurance Coverage

While insurance coverage for eye exams and corrective lenses clearly has improved, significant gaps remain.

Source: NPR
By: Michelle Andrews

Older Drivers are Linked to Fatal Crashes. Is 10 years Too Long Between DMV Eye Exams?

Requiring in-person renewals, and vision tests even when in-person renewals aren't required, are associated with lower fatality rates among drivers 85 and older.

Source: The Charlotte Observer
By: Bruce Henderson