Despite major advances in eye care, an estimated 124 million people worldwide cannot have their sight fully restored with standard corrective measures. These people are regarded as having low vision. The majority of them, about 80 million people, however, have some residual vision that can be enhanced with special intervention: rehabilitation strategies, optical and non-optical devices, all of which can be utilized to assist them to carry out tasks that require vision.
This list provides recommendations for Instrumentation, Equipment and Low Vision Optical Devices and Assistive Devices for people with low vision. These are classified as desirable (D) or essential (E) across all three levels of service: primary, secondary and tertiary. See the following figure:
Suggested quantities are calculated for:
Download the IAPB Essential List for Low Vision Services by selecting this link.
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