IAPB adopts advisory positions in areas to assist in guiding the work of its members and their stakeholders. This position paper has been developed by inputs and advice from members of the Refractive Error Working Group based on their learnings, available published evidence, and existing position papers by IAPB.
The paper focuses on introducing an innovative approach to refraction services in a country. It defines the minimum threshold for any new technology or innovation to be introduced. It provides further context specific recommendations to be considered during the introduction of innovative technology or processes.
This guidance aims to facilitate the monitoring of both eye and ear care services through presenting a set of core facility indicators along with considerations for analysis and use of routine health information