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Refractive error

Globally, millions of people are blind or have low vision due to lack of access to spectacles, resulting in impaired quality of life. The 2030 In Sight strategy calls us to scale refractive error services and integrate them within primary care.


Focus areas

Refractive error is a key focus area for IAPB. The Vision Atlas includes data on vision loss due to refractive error, our ‘Focus On’ series focuses on Child Eye Health in 2022, where refractive error is central, and the Refractive Error Work Group collate and disseminate knowledge and information around the topic.