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.
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.