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Youth Value Eyesight but Face Key Barriers to Getting Eyeglasses

April 28, 2023


Read time:

5-15 mins
Presented by Health Lab

Uncorrected refractive error, or simply needing eyeglasses, is the main cause of visual impairment in youth in the United States. A lack of glasses leads to decreased school and work performance and an overall worse state of well-being and health. Some results of the study found that cost isn’t the primary reason behind the accessibility issues, but fashionability plays a significant role.

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