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'Vision Van' helps eye doctors respond after natural disasters

from Reuters via Chicago Tribune

Eye doctors in Japan used a clinic-on-wheels to provide eye exams to earthquake survivors in 2011. Now, they have published a study showing what people in disaster areas needed most: glasses. The doctors were prepared to treat a large number of eye infections due to contaminated water in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. But in fact, what people needed most were replacements for lost eyeglasses, contact lenses or eye drops. more


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