In some ways, fixing the vision problem is simple. We just need to make sure that everyone, no matter where they are in the world, can get a sight test and an affordable pair of glasses, an invention which is 700 years old.
Clearly does this by campaigning to educate the public and world leaders by raising the profile of the issue; championing innovation and spreading best practice that helps make sight tests and affordable glasses available to all in different sectors and in different countries; and connecting people committed to tackling this issue so we can all be a catalyst for change.
Our biggest successes so far have been:
- Encouraging Commonwealth leaders in 2018 to commit to providing ‘quality eye care for all
- Founding the United Nations’ Friends of Vision group which is now pushing for a UN General Assembly resolution
- Publishing gold standard research on the links between vision and productivity
- Engaging a number of celebrities to put their #GlassesOn