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First Canadian study of the prevalence of vision loss

CNIB and the School of Optometry and Vision Science of the University of Waterloo recently published the Canadian Uncorrected Refractive Error Study (CURES), in which it was found that one in seven Canadians suffer from vision loss which, in many cases, could have been corrected. The study also revealed that more than one-third of Canadians over the age of 40 could develop an ocular disease even if they now have normal vision and present no symptoms.

The study involved 768 Ontarian residents between the ages of 39 and 94, who were screened for ocular diseases.

These aren’t figures about people from a developing country, but about Canadians!

Source: Opt!k July-August 2012

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