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An overview of refractive errors in Africa

An overview of refractive errors in Africa

Human resources in optometry is a key challenge in many countries within Africa. This is both in terms of numbers and distribution. As you watch the video interview between Priya and Anne, try to reflect on the situation in your own local setting. How can optometry training be aligned to bridge the gaps in service provision?

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Human resources in eye care are essential but limited in many parts of the world. To deliver good eye health to schoolchildren can we use technology to make a difference? This presentation and YouTube video show how schools in Kenya are using Peek mobile technology to screen and refer children with vision problems to the local eye unit for examination and treatment. What local challenges would you face implementing this solution? Could it be an option in your setting?

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