Visual impairment and poverty

Worldwide there are 285 million people with visual impairments. 39 million of these people are blind, 246 million are visually impaired. A massive 90% of people with visual disabilities live in developing countries. In developing countries, blindness leads to major economic and social problems. Blind people can no longer work normally and are dependent on family members and friends. 80% is avoidable or can be cured: for example, with cataract surgery or a good pair of glasses.

The available treatments for the prevention and cure of blindness are the most effective and cheapest of all measures in the field of healthcare. The Eye Care Foundation is aiming for a world in which avoidable blindness is no longer limited to the financial capabilities of people. A world where good and accessible eye care is for everyone so they can have the opportunity to build a future with clear vision. But it is impossible to achieve this without the help of you as a donor.

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Visual impairment and poverty

Worldwide there are 285 million people with a visual impairments. 80% of these visual handicaps are avoidable or curable. But not everyone has access to good eye care.

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Eye disorders

Cataract is the leading cause of blindness in the world, followed by refractive errors. In addition, there are many other eye conditions that can obstruct the view of people.

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Patiënt stories

Thanks to the support of donors, the Eye Care Foundation helps many people. The special, personal stories of eye patients show you that your donation can change their lives.

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