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WHAT IS OPTOMETRY GIVING SIGHT?
TRAIN EYE CARE PROFESSIONALS
The training of local people is perhaps the single most important way we can ensure that in time, underserved communities have access to high quality eye care services from within. Sadly, there is a severe shortage of eye care workers in the parts of the world where they are most needed.
ESTABLISH VISION CENTRES
Unfortunately, for many people with vision problems in underserved communities, it is not as easy as walking into a local optometrist for an eye exam as optometry did not exist there as a profession until recently. In some countries today there are no local eye care professionals.
DELIVER EYE CARE SERVICES
Uncorrected refractive error (URE), the need for an eye exam & a pair of glasses, is the number 1 cause of visual impairment*. We mobilize resources from the optical community & their patients to help the more than 600 million people who are blind or vision impaired due to URE.