Comm Eye Health Vol. 35 No. 114 2022. Published online 07 June, 2022

Communication technology for eye care

Four school teachers sit opposite school children. Each of the teachers is holding a smartphone displaying the Peek acuity app.
Communication technologies such as smartphone apps help to connect people to the eye care they need. KENYA © ROLEX / Joan Bardeletti CC BY-NC 4.0

Communication technology has great potential to help deliver good quality and affordable health care, so long as equity of access is prioritised. The articles in this issue provide guidelines for developing inclusive and accessible mobile health (mHealth), teleophthalmology, and artificial intelligence (AI) services for everyone – including people with disabilities, those with low digital literacy, and those who lack internet access – while protecting patients’ data and privacy.

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