Joshua Silver-Delivering Clear Vision for All

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Joshua Silver-Delivering Clear Vision for All

  1. 1. Delivering Clear Vision for All Joshua Silver Centre for Vision in the Developing World Oxford
  2. 2. Healthcare Aims Everyone should have good healthcare But - everyone should also have clear vision Clear vision is not just a health issue
  3. 3. Clear Vision is needed for: • • • • Education Poverty Reduction Economic Success Quality of Life
  4. 4. How big is the vision problem ? Around 3 billion people - need but do not have glasses to give them 20/20 vision
  5. 5. • There are far too few eyecare practitioners to use the developed world’s delivery model • The problem can, however, be solved using self-refraction eyeglasses • The wearer simply adjusts these glasses to get clear vision
  6. 6. Demo
  7. 7. But does this really work ? • Evidence Base:
  8. 8. What will it cost ? • About $1 a pair
  9. 9. Must such glasses be round ? No
  10. 10. How long to solve the problem ? • Minimum – about five years • Set 2020 as the target

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