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New reports raise awareness of the massive global need for vision health services



Last month at the IAPB Council of Members meeting in Tanzania, I had the privilege of meeting and hearing an address by Dr Aubrey Webson , Ambassador to the...

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The Future of Vision Care Will Require Reinvention



Over the past several weeks, the world has experienced what journalists and politicians (and even our friends) call the “new normal.” Homes have transformed into offices and classrooms, in-person...

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Stay True to the Calling



Recently, I spent some quality social-distancing time in the mountains of Colorado. Driving along winding roads, losing my GPS signal, and often missing turns became laughable. Yet, as I...

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Today’s New Normal Can Shape a Child’s Tomorrow



Now, perhaps more than ever in my lifetime, the world is focused on health and wellbeing. This global pandemic has shifted the realities of our daily lives, and our...

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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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IMI – Defining and Classifying Myopia: A Proposed Set of Standards for Clinical and Epidemiologic Studies

Published in 2019 Key Highlights: The purpose of this paper is to provide a standardized set of terminology, definitions, and thresholds of myopia and its main ocular complications. Critical review...

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Vision as a Matter of Rights



  When you think of universal human rights, what comes to mind? The right to an education, to work, to marriage and a family, to freedom of movement and expression...

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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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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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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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