An Investigation of Vision Problems and the Vision Care System in Rural China
Yunli Bai, Hongmei Yi, Linxiu Zhang, Yaojiang Shi, Xiaochen Ma, Nathan Congdon, Zhongqiang Zhou, Matthew Boswell and Scott Rozelle
The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine Public Health
This study examines the prevalence of vision problems and the accessibility to and quality of vision care in rural China.
Approximately 33% of the rural population surveyed self-reported vision problems. Among this group, 34% did not wear eyeglasses.
Nearly 54% of those with vision problems who had eyeglasses did not have a vision exam prior to receiving glasses. However, having a vision exam did not always guarantee access to quality vision care.