Eye Tests, Eyeglasses and Improving Education Performance in Rural China

The Gansu Vision Intervention Project

Students with uncorrected vision: an uncorrected problem

Can eyeglasses improve educational outcomes among children in poorer parts of the world? World Bank studies suggest that approximately 10% of all children in developing countries have problems with their eyesight. About 97% of child eye problems are caused by refraction errors, nearly all of which can be corrected with properly fitted eyeglasses. However, most children with refraction problems in low-income countries do not have glasses.

Publication date

March 26, 2015

Sponsor Institution

Stanford University


Paul Glewwe, Albert Park, Meng Zhao
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