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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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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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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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Visual Impairment and Spectacle Coverage Rate in Baoshan District, China: Population-based Study

Key Highlights: This study was aimed at investigating the prevalence and risk factors of visual impairment associated with refractive error and the unmet need for spectacles in a special suburban...

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Prevalence and Causes of Blindness and Visual Impairment Among the Elderly in Rural Southern Harbin, China

Published in 2009 Key Highlights: The purpose of this study was to estimate the prevalence and causes of visual impairment(VI) and blindness by a population-based survey in an elderly rural...

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Ezell Fellowship Winner Combines Passion for Vision Care with Public Health



Afua Asare sees the big picture when it comes to ensuring good vision for all. Through her research, she is investigating how vision care fits into the broader public...

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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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The increasing prevalence of myopia and high myopia among high school students in Fenghua city, eastern China: a 15-year population-based survey

Published in 2018 Key Highlights: Myopia is the leading cause of preventable blindness in children and young adults. Multiple epidemiological studies have confirmed a high prevalence of myopia in Asian...

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Road Safety and Good Vision Align in Colombia



The topic of vision and road safety took center stage earlier this month in Bogotá, Colombia, at an awareness raising event organized by Dr. Fanny Rivera Pinzon, local optometrist and...

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Direct and indirect effects of visual impairment on mortality risk in older persons – The Blue Mountains Eye Study

KEY POINTS The objective of this study was to investigate pathways from visual impairment to increased all-cause mortality in older persons. The Blue Mountains Eye Study examined 3654 persons 49...

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