Journal Of The Nigerian Optometric Association

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Acknowledgements All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship as specified above should be listed in the Acknowledgement section of the manuscript.It is the policy of JNOA to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles. Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’. For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations. Download the ICMJE COI form.

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