Date of Award

2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Science and University Honors

Department

Science

First Advisor

John P. Lowery

Subjects

Eye -- Refractive errors -- Statistics, Eyeglasses -- Recycling, Eye -- Refractive errors -- Social aspects, Eye -- Refractive errors -- Economic aspects

DOI

10.15760/honors.87

Abstract

This paper analyzes the global prevalence of refractive error as the top cause of vision impairment, and explores future solutions that could be implemented to eradicate the issue. The practice of donating both recycled and ready-made eye glasses/spectacles is discussed, in addition to the VOSH groups that provide these resources and their public health outlooks.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/11945

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