Tag: Orbis

Effect of providing near glasses on productivity among rural Indian tea workers with presbyopia (PROSPER): a randomised trial

A trial of Indian tea pickers, has shown that the provision of glasses improved their productivity by 21.7 per cent – and for those aged over 50 the increase was 31.6 per cent. This represents the largest ever recorded productivity increase from any health intervention. The PROSPER [PROductivity Study of Presbyopia Elimination in Rural-dwellers] trial, is the…

Nursing within International Development Programmes

My belief that all human being should have the right to health, regardless of color, religion, or financial status, drew me towards a professional career as a nurse. Nǐ hǎo. I am Xiao Ying Liu, a registered nurse from a small village in Wuhan, China and I work as a Staff Nurse on ORBIS International’s Flying…

The Role of an Ophthalmic Nurses Association

Around the world, outside of work hours, ophthalmic nurses unite under their common passion to support those with vision impairment within their community. This passion has fuelled nurses from as far as Cameroon to Canada to develop their own Ophthalmic Nursing Communities. While some may not be as formally recognised as others – they are…