36 million people in the world are blind, three quarters from preventable or curable conditions.
90% of the people affected live in low and middle-income countries and many cannot access basic eye care.
This is an immense and invisible global injustice. It is also solvable within our lifetimes.
Simple treatments exist – such as cataract surgery, glasses or antibiotics – which should reach everyone who needs them.
Today, every 5 seconds someone in the world will go blind. Every one minute, a child in the world will go blind. Most people who are avoidably blind, die blind. It is time we stop this.
Most people who are avoidably blind, die blind. It is time we stop this.