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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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The Amazing Paradox Of Vision

This is, for me, one of the greatest paradoxes of the present century: Our lives are invaded by screens of all types (smartphones, tablets, PC’s). Good vision is a major...

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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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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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The Vision Connection: integrating vision into State Health Programs

KEY POINTS In 2003, Prevent Blindness America entered into a significant partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to address vision and eye health preservation issues. By...

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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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Vision Screening of Younger School Children by School Teachers: A Pilot Study in Udaipur City, Western India

Published in 2016. Key Highlights: The purpose of this study was to assess the reliability of school teachers for vision screening of younger school children and to study the pattern...

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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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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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