ATA Action Briefs
REFRACTIVE OCULAR TELEHEALTH: refraction and visual acuity testing
2015 study shows that 24% of counties in the u.s. had no OPHTHALMOLOGIST or optometrist
Uncorrected refractive error is the leading cause of visual impairment worldwide. There is great potential for refractive ocular telehealth to help address the shortage of eye care providers by improving access to the correction of visual impairment from refractive error. Visual acuity testing and prescription renewals via remote refraction platforms in appropriately selected patients may help alleviate the anticipated burden.
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