Eighty-nine percent of the world’s visually impaired live in low-income regions (IAPB/WHO), and uncorrected refractive errors are the main cause of moderate and severe visual impairment. Poor eye care in developing nations hinders development and advancement by creating barriers to education and labor inefficiencies. In some developing countries, few individuals can afford, or even have access to, corrective eye care. We propose the global eye care problem can be addressed using bottom of the pyramid thinking.
May 1, 2019: The OPUS editors corrected the omission of two co-authors in the official OPUS record, that appeared in the manuscript. We regret the error. The Article was also corrected with author affiliations.
Long, Patrick; Martin, Eric; Troxell, Paden; and Kim, Charles
"Implementing a Bottom of the Pyramid Eye Care Solution,"
The International Undergraduate Journal For Service-Learning, Leadership, and Social Change:
1, p. 17-26.
Available at: https://opus.govst.edu/iujsl/vol8/iss1/5