Today is IAPB’s World Sight Day!
The day is meant to help reduce avoidable blindness by 25%, by 2019. IAPB identifies the following areas for intervention that are needed to usher in Universal Eye Health. Governments must:
- Collect better evidence on the magnitude and prevalence of blindness prevention
- Train more eye care professionals
- Provide comprehensive eye care services and integrate them into existing health provision/systems
- Identify and eliminate social and economic obstacles, particularly for the poor and the marginalized.