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Children’s mental health and the impact of vision impairment – Ophthalmology Times

Thursday, 4 August, 2022

Children’s mental health and the impact of vision impairment – Ophthalmology Times

Vision impairment can considerably impact the life of children, including their educational attainment and mental health.

 
Two studies conducted in collaboration with Orbis International explore how providing free glasses to children improves their ability to learn in school and that addressing visual impairment in children can alleviate depression and anxiety.

Vision impairment and blindness affect 2.2 billion people worldwide, including 19 million children. For these children, vision impairment can considerably impact their life, including their educational attainment and mental health.

Two studies conducted in collaboration with eye care non-profit Orbis International conclude that 1) providing free glasses to children improves their ability to learn in school and that 2) addressing visual impairment in children can alleviate depression and anxiety.

Read more at: https://www.ophthalmologytimes.com/view/children-s-mental-health-and-the-impact-of-vision-impairment

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