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  • There are more than 7 billion people on our planet, and an estimated 2.5 billion of them suffer from the same health problem, regardless of their gender, age or ethnicity: vision impairment
  • Whether moderate or severe, vision impairment can have far-reaching social and economic impacts on the lives of individuals, their families, and the communities they call home
  • Poor vision is highest in developing countries with 90% residing in dire areas
  • 90% of world’s visually impaired lives in low-income settings
  • As information from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows, 43 percent of vision impairment is caused by leaving correctable conditions like myopia, hyperopia or astigmatisms untreated.
*Statistics cited are based on studies by the Vision Impact Institute: https://visionimpactinstitute.org/  
and The World Health Organization http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs282/en/