Uncorrected Refractive Error (URE) is a major cause of public health concern. URE not only has an important impact on the physical and mental wellbeing of the people whose lives are affected by this condition, but it creates an economic burden on countries and societies – it was estimated in 2012 that the annual global productivity loss due to uncorrected refractive error is 269 billion international dollars.
This IAPB report looks at the current data on spectacle coverage, in 27 countries where national level data are available. Spectacle coverage is presented for both distance vision and near vision loss due to URE.
L’OCCITANE en Provence has always put people at the heart of its operation. For more than 20 years, it has been committed to Caring for Sight, supporting projects around the world that help prevent blindness.
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