Rural Taiwan lacks eyecare service
This is a surprise to many, out of 77 rural areas in Taiwan, only 5 have eyecare service, and the remaining 72 rural areas, do not have any eyecare doctors.
Taiwan’s rural areas are between the countryside and towns and cities. They are known as 不山不市 areas.
Taiwan’s Blindness Prevention Foundation says that the lack of eyecare doctors in Taiwan’s rural areas is like the third countries of the world. This is surprising given that Taiwan’s medical and health care system is one of the best universal medical coverage.