3456.1 Vision Care Needs of Vulnerable Populations in the US and Worldwide

Monday, October 31, 2011: 4:30 PM
The inequitable distribution of vision disorders and eye care services is pervasive. Vulnerable populations - from children to the intellectually disabled to ethnic minorities to refugees - face a spectrum of obstacles in obtaining quality eye-care services. This session discusses effective strategies to reduce vision impairment and blindness among these people.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the vision care needs of vulnerable populations 2. Explain how access to eye care can be monitored and assessed among vulnerable populations 3. Discuss the strategies in developing sustainable eye health promotion programs to serve vulnerable populations

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