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Date:12/10/2012

lation AOR, 1.24; eye-disease subsample AOR, 1.45); and have no difficulty reading printed matter (general population AOR, 1.34; eye-disease subsample AOR, 1.37), according to the study results.

"Lack of vision insurance impedes eye care utilization, which, in turn, may irrevocably affect vision. Vision insurance for preventive eye care should cease to be a separate insurance benefit and should be mandatory in all health plans," the authors conclude. (Arch Ophthalmol. Published online December 10, 2012. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2013.1165. Available pre-embargo to the media at http://media.jamanetwork.com.)

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