Call for Papers: Seeing Beyond 2020

This special issue seeks to review the impact of uncorrected refractive error on everyday life, examine the economic implications of this major public health issue and consider new modalities for its measurement and correction.

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Special issue of Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics (OPO)

Submission window: 1 July - 30 September 2020

For publication: Spring 2021 (projected) 

 

Even with the expanding scope of optometric practice, the management of refractive error remains at its core.  Most refractive errors can be corrected, and recent research has seen major advances in understanding both the underlying physiology and potential therapies to retard the progression of myopia.  Despite this, uncorrected refractive error is a leading cause of vision impairment and blindness globally.  In 2019, the World Health Organization’s inaugural World Report on Vision indicated that 124 million people had distance vision impairment or blindness from uncorrected refractive error, and a further 826 million people had unaddressed presbyopia.  This special issue seeks to review the impact of uncorrected refractive error on everyday life, examine the economic implications of this major public health issue and consider new modalities for its measurement and correction.

Topics for this issue include (but are not limited to):

  • Impact of refractive correction on naturalistic task performance and quality of life
  • Economic and social impact of uncorrected refractive error
  • Refractive error correction and educational performance
  • Remote measurement of refractive error
  • Strategies to deliver high-quality, affordable, equitable refractive services
  • Correction of ocular aberrations, refractive error and impact on vision.

All manuscripts will be peer reviewed and must be submitted online here.

Read the Author Guidelines.
Authors should indicate that their manuscript is being submitted for Seeing Beyond 2020.

Guest Editors:

  • Nicola Logan, Aston University, UK
  • Jacqueline Ramke, University of Auckland, New Zealand and The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Lawrence R. Stark, Marshall B. Ketchum University, USA

The Guest Editors will coordinate submitted manuscripts with the Editor-in-Chief. Please contact the Editor-in-Chief, Mark Rosenfield (opo@sunyopt.edu), if you have any questions.

Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics is a leading international interdisciplinary journal that addresses basic and applied questions pertinent to contemporary research in vision science and optometry.

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