Do recycled spectacles meet the refractive needs of a developing country?
Sue Ling Wan, Seyhan Yazar, Lisa Booth, Valerie Hiew, Johnson Hong, Danny Tu, Joanna Ward, Sonia Gengatharen, Leonel Ximenes Barbosa, David A Mackey
Clinical and Experimental Optometry | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2015
Authors thank the RANZCO Eye Foundation/Hobart Eye Surgeons East Timor Scholarship for funding the collection of data in Dili, Timor-Leste. We are grateful to Adilson (Joni) Juvinal Da Silva, Fo Naroman Timor-Leste, for information regarding the spectacles and lenses at the optical dispensary, Julianne Sanders for helping Fo Naroman Timor-Leste audit their spectacle dispensing records for the year 2013, Lions Save Sight Foundation volunteers for collecting the spectacles and allowing us to analyse more than 2,000 pairs for the study and Kate Hanman for teaching and supervising the medical students.