ECS

Good vision eliminates dependency

The Problem

Visual impairment is a significant health problem in Africa

Africa is faced with high level of visual impairment & it is estimated that 15.3% of the world’s blind population reside in Africa. Some of the prevalent eye conditions in Africa include cataracts, uncorrected refractive errors, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, corneal opacities, diabetic retinopathy, trachoma and onchocerciasis. Approximately 26.3 million people in the African Region have a form of visual impairment. Of these, 20.4 million have low vision and 5.9 million are estimated to be blind.

We seek to reduce the prevalence of blindness, preventable and treatable visual impairments and eye complications by increasing affordability and access to quality as well as comprehensive and sustainable eye care services in Africa using simple and smart solutions.

ECS

Good vision eliminates dependency

80% of blindness in Africa is preventable. Simple solutions such as mandatory peventive education about the environmant (protection of the eyes from home based-smoke, wearing sunglasses or visors), higene (washing hands, less touching of the eyes) & nutrition (adherence to proper dieting) promote healthy eyes.

We hope to provide accessible and quality eye care services through the following:

  • Free eye tests
  • Free medications
  • Reading glasses
  • Counselling
  • Ophthalmic instructional aids for health workers
  • Training of health workers

All these are made available, free of charge, during our periodic outreach programs

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