4250.0 The Right to Sight: A Global Perspective

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 12:30 PM - 2:00 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 in the world; 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 around the world
Gregory Wolfe, OD, MPH

Prevalence and correlates of computer vision syndrome in Hong Kong
Jean Kim, ScD, Fiona Lo, MPH, Johnson Lau, PhD, Terry Wong, BS, Vivian Yeung, MPH, Nathalie Chan, MPH and William Goggins, ScD
A Solution in Sight: A Global Partnership to Improve Access to Ophthalmic Information in Developing Countries
Pamela Sieving, MA, MS, AHIP, Suzanne Gilbert, PhD, MPH, Bette Anton, MLS and Katherine Judson, BA

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Organized by: Vision Care Section
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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