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This eye doctor's vision for eradicating avoidable blindness

Clip: 10/24/2019 | 3m 24s | Video has closed captioning.

At age 12, Andrew Bastawrous was told by his teachers that he was slow and inattentive. But the results of an eye exam explained why: he had very poor vision. Globally, as many as 2.5 billion people who need glasses don’t have them -- and are unable to reach their full potential as a result. Now an eye surgeon, Bastawrous shares his brief but spectacular take on eradicating avoidable blindness.

Aired: 10/24/19

Rating: NR

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