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Visual acuity and the causes of visual loss in Australia. The Blue Mountains Eye Study

KEY POINTS Increasing age and female sex are independent predictors of visual impairment. SUMMARY The Blue Mountains Eye Study is a population-based study of vision and the causes of visual...

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Audio Interview: Talking Myopia with Dr. Serge Resnikoff



In our work, we’re privileged to have the opportunity to speak to some amazing people at the forefront of vision awareness, research, and advocacy. Going forward, we’re excited to...

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Cost of Vision Problems: The Economic Burden of Vision Loss and Eye Disorders in the United States

Published in 2013 Key Highlights: This project was funded by Prevent Blindness America (PBA) with the goal of creating the first comprehensive estimate of the economic burden of vision loss...

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Ready-Made or Custom-Made? Does the Type of Spectacle Impact Wearing Rates in Children?



That’s the question that Priya Morjaria, Research Fellow in Public Health Optometry at the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) based at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine...

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Pediatric ophthalmology and childhood reading difficulties: Overview of reading development and assessments for the pediatric ophthalmologist

Published in 2017 Key highlights: Reading difficulties are common in the pediatric population, and large socioeconomic disparities exist. In the United States 46% of white children achieved expected reading proficiency...

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Vision for Balance

The Vision Impact Institute recognizes a struggle that many women face each and every day – cultural stigmas about wearing eyeglasses. Not only are these stigmas pervasive today, but...

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17% of the Visually Impaired do not Wear Their Vision Aids When Driving

I am pleased to share with you the latest results from a recent study on how the French population is using low vision aids i.e. glasses, etc. At the Vision...

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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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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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Prevalence of Refractive Error, Presbyopia and Spectacle Coverage in Kahama District, Tanzania: A Rapid Assessment of Refractive Error

Key Highlights: A cross-sectional community-based survey was conducted using 54 randomly selected clusters. A total of 3,230 subjects who were 15 years and older underwent standardised vision testing. The prevalence...

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