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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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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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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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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 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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THE IMPACT OF UNCORRECTED PRESBYOPIA: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

January 2020 Key Highlights: Although presbyopia is believed to be the ‘most’ common ageing physiological condition producing near vision impairment, little is known of its impact on quality of life...

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Prevalence and Causes of Visual Impairment in African-American and Hispanic Preschool Children: The Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study

Published in 2009 Key Highlights: The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence and causes of decreased visual acuity (VA) in a population-based study of minority preschool children....

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Visual Correction and Occupational Social Class

Key Highlights: The study aimed to determine whether types of optical correction for refractive error are associated with gender, social class and occupational group in the working population. A cross-sectional...

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Vision-Specific Distress and Depressive Symptoms in People with Vision Impairment

Purpose. To determine the unique contribution of vision-specific distress in predicting depressive symptoms in people with vision impairment attending a tertiary eye care clinic. Methods. In this cross-sectional study, interview-administered...

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