Health Care Evidence

In 2016, the National Academies (formerly the Institute of Medicine, IOM) published the report below on eye and vision care relative to the nation’s population health.  I was honored to have been invited to serve as a member of the Committee on Public Health Approaches to Reduce Vision Impairment and Promote Eye Health that developed and authored the report from 2014 to 2016.

Making Eye Health a Population Health Imperative: Vision for Tomorrow


Please access and utilize the information in this report!  When using information from this publication, the slide below provides the appropriate reference info for you:



Here’s a resource for in-office and community sharing, chock full of good data!  For more evidence on the importance and value of comprehensive eye examination, please see “Comprehensive Eye Examinations: Vital But Underutilized Preventive Healthcare Tools“, a report that serves as a call to action to improve public understanding and increase healthcare provider and patient awareness about the importance of eye and vision care and the overall health benefits of in-person, comprehensive eye examination.