Comm Eye Health Vol. 37 No. 122 2024. Published online 15 May, 2024

Taking aim at refractive error

A female health care worker wearing purple scrubs places spectacles on an elderly woman's face.
Good vision in older people has a significantly positive impact on their physical and mental health and their functional ability. NICARAGUA CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Globally, uncorrected refractive errors are the main cause of visual impairment. In this issue, we look at the World Health Organization’s SPECS programme and the global data on refractive error. We also provide specific guidance on managing various refractive conditions, including hyperopia, myopia, and presbyopia, and cover practical skills essential for delivering comprehensive refractive error care in the community.

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