OVERVIEW

Over 253 million people are visually impaired globally, 90% are in low-income and middle-income countries and over 80% stem from avoidable causes (Aghaji et al. 2018). More so, uncorrected refractive error is the most common cause of reduced vision across the world (over 1 billion people) with severe social, economic and educational impact. At the level of education, Children require at least 3 eye screening before the age of 6, but barely 50% get them due to poverty, affecting their studies. It has been noted that refractive error remains the most common cause of visual impairment among school –going children. For instance, the prevalence of visual impairment caused by refractive error in school going children is estimated to be  5 – 8% and even higher in older children, 10 to 11 years and above

Community Vision Group believes in preserving sight to brighten up lives. We are dedicated to deliver regular yet free eye screening and treatments especially in remote communities and schools to ensure sight loss is prevented. We have at the core of our intervention the establishment of an Integrated Child Eye Health Programmes and the creation of Eye Care