This is the reality facing millions of people around the world today. Globally, there are 43 million people who are blind and a further 295 million living with moderate-to-severe visual impairment. Out of these, a huge 77% is completely preventable or treatable.
This means there are 33 million people who are blind and 227 million whose lives are severely affected by their vision - needlessly.
If they had been able to access the eye care they need, like a simple cataract surgery or a pair of glasses – the kind of care so many of us take for granted – they would be able to see clearly today.