SIGHT is FREEDOM
Over a billion people live with a vision impairment that is preventable or treatable.
90% of people affected with vision impairment live in developing countries, where not being able to see often means a life of poverty.
80% of visually impaired people live with limited access to eye care.
90% of all vision impairments can be cured or prevented.
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Blindness Is A Cause & An Outcome Of Poverty
The World Health Organisation estimates that between 2010-2020 the cumulative impact of blindness and visual impairment in India is $162 billion.
The Indian Districts with lower levels of social, economic, education and health indicators have the highest incidence of blindness. People with no and low vision are at a significant disadvantage. They suffer from poverty, malnutrition, lack of education opportunities and social isolation. This in turn affects their families and ultimately the community at large.