Sunday, October 7, 2012
The World Needs 65,000 More ECPs
"Governments could add thousands of millions of dollars to the global economy simply by investing in eye examinations and the provision of glasses for some 703 million people who need them, according to a study published this month in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization," according to a News Medical post. "The study estimates that 65 000 more optometrists, ophthalmologists, optical dispensers and other eye-care professionals would be needed to provide these services and that it would cost between US$ 20 000 million and US$ 28 000 million to train them and set up and run the eye-care facilities needed," Read more. This is a variation of the write- that this study received from our Oct. 2 post.