Visual impairment and poverty
Visual disability 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. The ‘Global Action Plan 2014-2019’ is an initiative of The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). The Eye Care Foundation is a member of the IAPB and is committed to achieving the goals of this action plan.