EyeMantra Foundation in India
Around 80% of all visual impairment cases in the world are either treatable or preventable. Even after that, there are millions of people in India and all around the world who are living compromised lives because of visual impairment that can be prevented or cured with the right treatment. Around 50% of the world’s blind population lives in India. Out of this, 20% are blind because of uncorrected refractive errors. Most of these people do not have access to primary eye care which results in lifelong blindness that can be corrected with the right treatment. Without the finances or access to eye care resources, millions of people continue to flail in the dark for want of something as simple as a pair of spectacles.
Impact of Uncorrected Poor Vision
One of the most common disabilities in the world is uncorrected poor vision. Around 90% of people with poor vision live in developing countries. This means that 1 in 3 people have spent their lives not being able to see clearly even though their vision can be cured with the right treatment. Better eyesight not only improves daily living but can also increase the chances for a better future. When children are able to see better, they do better in school, resulting in increased efficiency levels which benefit the entire family and community. Not only is the world a better place but it also becomes a happier place when people can see clearly.
1 in 3
People can’t see
the world clearly
$ 272 Billion
lost productivity due to
uncorrected poor vision
1 in 3
1 in 5
see the road
Benefits of good vision
People with poor vision can be a threat to themselves and to people around them. Everyday activities can become extremely dangerous like “walking, brushing, writing, etc.” which can lead to the person falling into the trap of unnecessary accidents.
Correct eye vision can lead to ease in life. Now, a person can do things much easier as compared to the time when he had poor vision. Better vision leads to better productivity of work. It also helps in saving time.
People with low vision have to put in the extra effort while doing any work. People with poor vision always struggle with reading or writing things. School going children with low vision always have to sit in front to understand what is being written. Investment in good vision allows more freedom to the people.
Quality of life
Poor vision can make you feel left out in many areas of life. There are a few moments that take place only once in our lifetime and missing out on them is certainly a disadvantage. With vision correctness, people can do many things that they have always wanted to do. Correct vision can lead to a healthier life approach which in turn can lead to a happy life.
Poor vision doesn’t only affect the health of a person but can also be a cause of their economic instability. With correct vision, people can become economically stable as they can now do work for their daily living and obtain economic stability in life.
Barriers to Eye Care
Many Don’t have financial resources to afford proper eye care
Many don’t have access to conventional distribution channels.
Too many people simply don’t know they can’t
see clearly. Many of them have never had an
eye test or know the impact of good vision.
What We Do
people about healthy vision and how it can be maintained or restored
eye tests, screenings, pair of spectacles and other resources to those who can’t afford them
capacity-building initiatives for sustainable vision-care infrastructure