Talk:Eye care

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Merge discussion[edit]

Per the wrong-venue issue...

I don't think this quite sustains its own travel topic (note that it's a multi-year outline). There's synthesis of things that seem like they would be better presented in their parent articles. "Sunglasses" fits better under Sunburn and sun protection, and the eclipse viewing under Solar eclipses. Much of the rest is essentially a fork of Medical tourism that seems like it would fit better under that topic -- it doesn't look as though there's so much to say specifically about eye care in travel for this article to serve readers better than discussion in the main topics does. Thoughts? Vaticidalprophet (talk) 09:02, 13 April 2021 (UTC)

I'm unpersuaded that much of this belongs in medical tourism, which is about traveling abroad for an operation. It looks to me like precisely one sentence is relevant to that article, and that sentence actually refers the reader to it. Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:25, 13 April 2021 (UTC)
There's a fair amount of non-surgical tourism discussed in Medical tourism, like the practice of crossing from America to Canada or Mexico to fill prescriptions, or from one country to another where an experimental treatment is practiced. The "eye care tourism" section seems to fit in with the non-surgical discussion in that topic, although it might be somewhat more of a shopping matter than a medical one. Either way, whether it's about clothes-shopping or medicine, it doesn't seem to cohere into a whole. Vaticidalprophet (talk) 11:13, 13 April 2021 (UTC)
Yeah, I don't think people normally travel somewhere in order to buy glasses. Ikan Kekek (talk) 00:05, 14 April 2021 (UTC)
If the proposal is to merge and redirect the article, it's important to decide where which parts should go. Ikan Kekek (talk) 00:06, 14 April 2021 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────After some thought, I've decided the ideal conclusion might be a bit unorthodox -- converting this to a disambiguation page after merging, rather than redirecting to a single target. I can work out individual merge targets quite easily, but the matter of "where should the whole topic be redirected?" is a bit of a blank, and I think this would work.

What I'm currently thinking is:

  • The eclipse part gets merged to Solar eclipses
  • 'Sunglasses' gets merged to Sunburn and sun protection
  • 'Understand', 'Corrective lenses', and 'Eye care tourism' -- probably not in full -- get merged to Travellers with disabilities under 'Blind and visually impaired'
  • 'Eye care' as a page is retained as a disambig (rather than a redirect) for attribution purposes

Does this sound reasonable? Vaticidalprophet (talk) 13:44, 14 April 2021 (UTC)

While common hyperopia and myopia can be classified as disabilities, I don't think that people commonly do so. I don't think readers who wear glasses would expect to find information for them in Travellers with disabilities. (Some years ago, a Canadian bank was ridiculed for counting its staff with disabilities to include people who wear glasses.) Ground Zero (talk) 13:52, 14 April 2021 (UTC)