Our Children’s Vision is a call to action – to come together to ensure that effective, inclusive, sustainable eye health initiatives are available to children around the world, regardless of their economic status or geographical location.
Optometry Giving Sight is proud to be a global partner in Our Children’s Vision. We believe that Our Children’s Vision will ensure every child, everywhere has access to the eye care they need. The best part is you can help.
(Scroll down to see How You Can Get Involved). Our role is to engage the optometry profession and industry to come together to support initiatives that deliver effective, sustainable eye health for children. Our support will help deliver eye health to millions of children.
OUR CHILDREN'S VISION
Our purpose is to upscale, accelerate and expand access to eye health services to more children in more locations through...
The success of Our Children’s Vision lies in its partnerships. A global community of dedicated practitioners, governments, civil society, not-for-profit organisations and donors who are driven to mobilise resources, networks and know-how to impact the lives of millions of our children.
CHILD EYE HEALTH SERVICES
Focused, child eye health programs, integrated into existing health services, can have the biggest impact on the vision of our children. They help break down barriers to services and introduce children to healthy habits that can last a lifetime.
Research is vital to driving awareness and achieving change. We are committed to understanding and communicating the level of need for eye care services and the impact that the increasing prevalence of myopia is having on our children. The knowledge gained will demonstrate the missing link in complete health provision for children.
Our initial target is to provide services to 50 million children by 2020. It is an achievable goal and, by supporting the development of local people and utilising their expertise, we will reach it. We can achieve sustainability and efficiency by operating inside established systems with people who know and understand current processes.
SUPPORT FOR SERVICES
The lack of eye care services is only one piece of the vision care puzzle, another is access to spectacles, and assistive devices. Our Children’s Vision, via appropriate partnerships, is committed to ensuring access to comprehensive services and treatments.