Billions lost to uncorrected refractive errors, here’s how this can be addressed
By CNBC Africa
02 July 2018 | 2:58 pm
Did you know that $202 billion per annum is lost in productivity because of refractive errors? It would take $39 billion in infrastructure spend to address this.
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