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.
The Guide outlines strategies and approaches proposed by WHO that provide practical, step-by-step support to Member States in the planning and implementation of integrated people-centred eye care (IPEC).