Why this is important

Globally, at least 450 million children have a sight condition that needs treatment, but many are unable to access affordable, available eye care.

It’s estimated that 40% of children who are blind have an eye condition that could have been prevented or could be managed if the child had access to eye care services.

Children with unaddressed vision impairments are less likely to perform well in school and are more likely to be excluded from education, risking future earning potential and well-being.

We’re encouraging parents, carers, teachers and policymakers to work together to raise awareness around eye health.

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