[visionlist] Social cost of childhood visual impairment

Dear Colleagues,

is any of you aware of a serious assessment of the social cost of childhood visual impairment? The point is to make a case for pre-school vision screening that could prevent long-term impairment such as amblyopia but also learning difficulties or the aggravation of any visual disease. It seems so obvious that children need to be tested (and results to be taken seriously) during the critical period of visual development but when it comes to talking hard facts to policy makers there is little to rely on.

Any survey/report from any part of the globe welcome.

All the best,
Peter

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