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Canadian uncorrected refractive error

Robinson, Barbara, Feng, Yunwei, Woods, Craig A., Fonn, Des, Gold, Deborah and Gordon, Keith 2010, Canadian uncorrected refractive error, Optometry & vision science, In Press.

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Title Canadian uncorrected refractive error
Author(s) Robinson, Barbara
Feng, Yunwei
Woods, Craig A.ORCID iD for Woods, Craig A. orcid.org/0000-0002-5942-6247
Fonn, Des
Gold, Deborah
Gordon, Keith
Journal name Optometry & vision science
Season In Press
Publisher American Academy of Optometry
Place of publication Orlando, Flo.
Publication date 2010
ISSN 1538-9235
Summary Uncorrected refractive error is the leading cause of visual impairment in the world. In Canada there are potentially 2 million people with visual impairment that could be corrected by simply wearing glasses or contact lenses. This number will double in the next 20 years due to Canada’s rapidly ageing population. Visual impairment can seriously affect quality of life. People with vision problems are more likely to fall, have a higher risk of fractures and other injuries, and they may be more likely to limit or stop driving. Visual impairment is also an independent risk factor for increased mortality in older persons.
Language eng
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2010, American Academy of Optometry
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30064725

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Medicine
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