If a girl has her vision corrected, she has a better chance of achieving more at school. And for each year she stays in school her income will rise by 10-20%.4 An educated girl will grow up to gain her rightful place in society and be a force for change, raising the status of girls and women.
About 90% of the world’s visually impaired live in low-income settings.6 By correcting the vision of all of our children, we have the potential to remove one of the barriers they face in achieving economic and educational equity in the future.
Our Children’s Vision subscribes to the goal of inclusive partnerships built upon principles and values, a shared vision, and shared goals that place people and the planet at the centre. By building global, regional, national and local collaborative partnerships we can advance progress in eye health services for children.