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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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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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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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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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Prevalence of visual impairment and refractive errors in an urban area of Mexico

Published in 2019 Key Highlights: The study aims at determining the distribution of refractive errors in a school-age population in Quintana Roo (Mexico) in the framework of an international cooperation...

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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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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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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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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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