Vision impairment

1.1 billion people live with vision loss. 90% of vision loss is preventable or treatable. 2 to 3 billion more people need ongoing access to services to optimize their vision and ability to function in society. Vision loss will rise to 1.7 billion people by 2050 without significant investment. 90% of vision loss is preventable or treatable.

At least 771 million people (90%) have vision loss that can be prevented or treated: 161 million people have uncorrected refractive errors, 100 million people have cataract, and 510 million people have near uncorrected refractive errors.


Visual impairment and poverty

Worldwide there are 285 million people with a visual impairments. Eighty percent 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 affect people`s vision.

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Patiënt stories

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

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