Systematic Review on How the Delivery of Vision Care Policies Affects Students’ Academic Performance and Mental Health

  •  Jason Hung    


This is a systematic review that examines how the delivery of vision care policies, namely (1) vision acuity (VA) testing, (2) subsidized or free spectacles, (3) spectacle prescriptions, (4) vision care education and (5) time spent outdoors and/or away from a variety of near-work activities affect students’ academic performance and mental health. Relevant literature in both Chinese and non-Chinese contexts is studied. However, existing literature (1) focusing on post-secondary school students and adults, (2) presenting qualitative research, and (3) adopting non-experimental designs is excluded.

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