According to data published by the World Health Organization in August 2014, 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide, of which 39 million are blind. About 82% of individuals diagnosed with blindness are 50 years old and above, while cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness in middle- and low-income countries. Finally, the W.H.O. estimates that 80% of all visual impairment can be prevented or helped.
If you know of or provide care for a friend or family member who is either legally blind or has been coping with sub-optimal vision, what do you think their reaction would be if they gained the ability to see their world clearly?
Next month I’ve made arrangements to attend a demonstration of an advanced piece of eyewear specifically designed for the legally blind and visually impaired. A week before the event, I will publish a product summary and review provided by the manufacturer.
Visual impairment and blindness
World Health Organization