Today is World Sight Day, and this year’s theme is “Eye care everywhere”, highlighting the importance of providing accessible, quality eye care to all those who need it, no matter where they live. Eighty percent of blindness is avoidable, and 90 percent of cases exist in developing countries where there is little or no access to eye care.
The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust is working across the Commonwealth to improve access to eye care and to tackle three major causes of preventable blindness. The Trust has partnered with The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ, to tackle blindness caused by diabetes in the Pacific — home to seven of the 10 countries with the highest prevalence of the disease.
Read the full article on The Trusts website here.