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Title: The Provision of spectacles at low cost
Other Titles: Provisión de gafas de bajo costo
L' Approvisionnement en lunettes bon marché
Authors: Working Group on the Provision of Low-Cost Spectacles (1985 : Geneva)
Issue Date: 1987
Publisher: Geneva : World Health Organization
Language: English
Nepali
French
Portuguese
Spanish
Abstract: Presents arguments, ideas, and technical advice that can help developing countries find ways to provide spectacles at low cost. The book draws many of its arguments from recent experiences demonstrating that local production of spectacles is feasible, requires a relatively small investment, depends upon a minimum of imported materials, and can help stimulate technical development. Readers are introduced to the prevalence of different eye defects in different age groups, the advantages of early detection and correction, and the principal target groups that would benefit most from low-cost spectacles. Simple inexpensive technologies are then described for frame manufacture, lens production, assembly and edging. While items that must be imported are clearly identified, emphasis is placed on ways of keeping costs to a minimum and of conserving foreign exchange
Description: por published by: Lisbon : Ministério da Saúde, Departamento de Estudos e Planeamento da Saúde
32 p.
Subject: Eyeglasses
Context: supply and distribution
metadata.dc.subject.other: Community Health and Primary Health Care
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/39162
Other Identifiers: 9241561084
Other Language Versions: English
English
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