Eye care is one of the greatest public health challenges for the 21st century.
An estimated 43 million people worldwide suffer from blindness - 80% of this burden is treatable or preventable. For millions of people, HCP can improve their quality of life by restoring or retaining sight.
Unfortunately, 90% of people suffering from vision loss live in low- and middle-income countries where a solution isn’t available. HCP primarily works in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa where people experience the highest rates of vision loss and blindness.
55% of the world’s blind are women and 90% of women who are blind are living in poverty. Overall, women are 12% more likely to have vision loss than men.