WHO Lauched World Vision Impaired Report

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At least 2.2 billion people have vision impairment or blindness, which over 1 billion cases can be prevented or yet to be addressed.

Ahead of World Sight Day on 10 October, the report found that the main drivers of people living with vision impairment is within us.

More than 1 billion people worldwide are living with vision impairment according to the report from WHO.

This is because, they do not get the care they need for conditions, like short and far farsightedness, glaucoma and cataract among others.

But eye conditions that do not impair vision, must not be overlooked. Purpose of this is, they are among the main reasons for people to seek eye health care services in all countries.

Stronger integration of eye care to be met within national health services to meet the eye care needs of more people.

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Timothy Omondi