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dc.contributor.authorMartin, Stephen A
dc.contributor.authorFrutiger, Elizabeth A.
dc.date2022-08-11T08:08:36.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T16:00:47Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T16:00:47Z
dc.date.issued2015-03-01
dc.date.submitted2016-07-22
dc.identifier.citation<p>Glob Adv Health Med. 2015 Mar;4(2):46-51. doi: 10.7453/gahmj.2015.002. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.7453/gahmj.2015.002">Link to article on publisher's site</a></p>
dc.identifier.issn2164-9561 (Linking)
dc.identifier.doi10.7453/gahmj.2015.002
dc.identifier.pmid25984406
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/30966
dc.description.abstractEyeglasses, required for functional vision by nearly half the world's population, are still needed by more than a billion people. There are a number of constraints on the provision of eyeglasses: product cost, durability, and appearance; traditional approaches to evaluating refraction; and sustainably scaling potential distribution methods. We offer our experience with an immigrant population in a US urban setting using a "Vision Station." The station allowed for immediate provision of adjustable glasses using self-refraction, ordering of custom lenses from a low-cost website, and referral to primary and eye care physicians for those with medical eye concerns. As with models in development by other groups, Vision Stations connect people with the life-changing provision of functional vision.
dc.language.isoen_US
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dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4424916/
dc.rights<p>This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial- No Derivative 3.0 License, which permits rights to copy, distribute and transmit the work for noncommercial purposes only, provided the original work is properly cited.</p>
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
dc.subjectvision stations
dc.subjectvision correction
dc.subjecteyeglasses
dc.subjectCommunity Health and Preventive Medicine
dc.subjectEye Diseases
dc.subjectFamily Medicine
dc.subjectInternational Public Health
dc.subjectPreventive Medicine
dc.subjectPrimary Care
dc.titleVision Stations: Addressing Corrective Vision Needs With Low-cost Technologies
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.source.journaltitleGlobal advances in health and medicine : improving healthcare outcomes worldwide
dc.source.volume4
dc.source.issue2
dc.identifier.legacyfulltexthttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1303&amp;context=fmch_articles&amp;unstamped=1
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/fmch_articles/301
dc.identifier.contextkey8870451
refterms.dateFOA2022-08-23T16:00:48Z
html.description.abstract<p>Eyeglasses, required for functional vision by nearly half the world's population, are still needed by more than a billion people. There are a number of constraints on the provision of eyeglasses: product cost, durability, and appearance; traditional approaches to evaluating refraction; and sustainably scaling potential distribution methods. We offer our experience with an immigrant population in a US urban setting using a "Vision Station." The station allowed for immediate provision of adjustable glasses using self-refraction, ordering of custom lenses from a low-cost website, and referral to primary and eye care physicians for those with medical eye concerns. As with models in development by other groups, Vision Stations connect people with the life-changing provision of functional vision.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathfmch_articles/301
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Family Medicine and Community Health
dc.source.pages46-51


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