As a member of IAPB and a key international eye health stakeholder, we are a partner in 2030 IN SIGHT, the eye care sector's strategic plan for the next decade.
Globally, there are 1.1 billion people living with sight loss simply because they do not have access to eye care services. These are some of the poorest and most marginalised people in society. Without change, this number will rise to 1.8 billion people by 2050.
2030 IN SIGHT is the eye care sector's new strategy for ending avoidable blindness, which has replaced the former 2020 Vision. It is a call to action to make vision a fundamental, economic, social and development issue, integrate eye health in wider health care systems, and drive patient, consumer and market change. All of which are key to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
2030 IN SIGHT brings together the Lancet Global Health Commission on Global Eye Health, and the landmark UN Resolution, Vision for Everyone. While building on the great work has already been done, 2030 IN SIGHT recognises that the challenge has changed, which means we have to take a different approach to ensure eyesight receives the political, health and development priority it requires.
The 10-year mission of 2030 IN SIGHT is to:
ELEVATE vision as a fundamental, economic, social and development issue.
INTEGRATE eye health in wider health care systems.
ACTIVATE consumer and market change.
By 2030, we want to see a world where:
No-one experiences unnecessary or preventable sight loss and everyone can reach their full potential.
Eye care and rehabilitation services are accessible, inclusive and affordable to everyone, everywhere, whenever they are needed.
People understand the importance of caring for their own eye health and demand access to services, free from the weight of any social stigma.