Technological solutions are one of the tools we need to use to ensure that the underserved have access to eye care services (Burton et al., 2021).
Technology will be part of the future of eye health, so we need to ensure that it is developed and implemented in appropriate ways.
Thoughtful application is needed to maximise the potential of technology to improve coverage, accessibility, effectiveness, efficiency, and affordability of eye health services.
IAPB and the Technology Taskforce have developed a guide that aims to help you consider how to appropriately introduce new technology into eye health programs.
The guide can be used when considering products on the Valued Supplier Scheme such as screening, diagnostic and refraction devices.
The guide can also help you to:
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The guide is designed to be useful for Valued Supplier Scheme users, particularly those responsible for purchasing and implementing technology for service delivery.
It is also designed to be useful for suppliers, innovators and manufacturers of emerging eye health technology.
Dr Shivang R Dave, PlenOptika: “It is fantastic to see this guide released into the sector. Innovative technologies and health delivery models have a critical role in cost-effectively scaling up eye health programs to drive sustainable real-world impact. Use the IAPB Eye Health Technology Guide to develop high impact, high-quality initiatives.”
Dr Petri Huhtinen, Optimed: “As a leading provider of handheld fundus cameras and screening solutions, we are constantly striving to create innovative solutions to improve eye health outcomes. The IAPB Eye Health Technology Guide provides a roadmap to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of eye health technology and ensure that technology solutions are put to the best use in delivering sustainable and impactful results.”
Dr Suzanne Gilbert, IAPB North America Chair, Seva Foundation: “The IAPB Eye Health Technology Guide is an incredibly valuable tool and goes so far to supporting efforts to achieve 2030 in Sight.”
Our sincere thanks to these members of the IAPB Technology Taskforce for driving the development of this guide:
We would like also thank the following individuals for their guidance and expertise:
Reference: Burton, M.J., Ramke, J., Marques, A.P., Bourne, R.R., Congdon, N., Jones, I., Tong, B.A.A., Arunga, S., Bachani, D., Bascaran, C. and Bastawrous, A., 2021. The Lancet global health Commission on global eye health: vision beyond 2020. The Lancet Global Health, 9(4), pp.e489-e551.
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