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Prevent Blindness America’s Focus on Eye Health Summit

Prevent Blindness America’s (PBA) second annual Focus on Eye Health Summit in Washington, DC concentrated on a theme very near and dear to the mission of the Vision Impact Institute...

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Impact of Uncorrected Vision on Productivity – A study in an Industrial setting a Pair of Spectacles

Key Highlights: Eye tests were conducted among 238 factory workers and prescription spectacles were supplied to employees needing vision correction. 187 workers needed vision correction, which is around 80% of...

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The Global Burden of Potential Productivity Loss from Uncorrected Presbyopia

Key Highlights: There were an estimated 1.272 billion cases of presbyopia worldwide in 2011. A total of 244 million cases, corrected and uncorrected among people aged <50 years, were associated...

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Poverty and Eye Health

Abstract: Poverty and eye health, including vision disability from vision impairment and blindness, are believed to be interrelated. The relationship between poverty and eye health can be interpreted as being...

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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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The impact of myopia and high myopia: report of the Joint World Health Organization – Brien Holden Vision Institute Global Scientific Meeting on Myopia

Published in 2016 Key Highlights: The prevalence of myopia and high myopia are increasing globally at an alarming rate, with significant increases in the risks for vision impairment from pathologic...

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Six Year Refractive Change among White Children and Young Adults: Evidence for Significant Increase in Myopia among White UK Children

Published in 2016 Key Highlights: The objective of this study is to determine six-year spherical refractive error change among white children and young adults in the UK and evaluate differences...

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Why Eye Health Needs to be Integrated Into Health Care

Earlier this year the Vision Impact Institute chose to join and support the efforts of the European Coalition for Vision (ECV), which is doing a great job raising the profile...

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Parental attitudes to myopia: a key agent of change for myopia control?

Published in 2018 Key Highlights: With the increasing prevalence in myopia there is growing interest in active myopia prevention. This study aims to increase our understanding of parental attitudes to...

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Comprehensive Eye and Vision Examinations

KEY POINTS Eye and vision disorders are the second most prevalent health problem affecting over 120 million Americans with employers spending more on vision and eye disease annually than on...

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