VisionSpring’s Screening Methodology Is Adopted by the World Health Organization to Increase Global Access to Reading Glasses
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VisionSpring’s screening methodology has been adopted by the World Health Organization’s new open-access Training in Assistive Products (TAP). TAP equips primary healthcare providers, such as nurses and community health workers, with the skills they need to identify blurry near vision (presbyopia), dispense reading glasses, and refer for other eye conditions. WHO’s dissemination of this de-medicalized approach to basic eye care represents a major step forward in addressing the global problem of uncorrected blurry vision which affects 1 billion people.
Of the 1 billion people who do not have the glasses they need to see clearly; the majority just need a simple pair of reading glasses. To help solve this problem, VisionSpring pioneered an approach to deploy the simplest, cheapest technology (reading glasses), using community health workers in countries with few eye doctors.
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