Friday
September 27
2019

$14B Needed to Eliminate Uncorrected Poor Vision Worldwide, Essilor Finds

Essilor International, subsidiary of EssilorLuxottica, has published a report defining the global scale of uncorrected poor vision and outlining solutions to eliminate it within a generation.

According to the report, a total investment of $14 billion over the next 30 years is required to eliminate uncorrected poor vision by 2050.

Uncorrected poor vision is the world’s most widespread disability, affecting 2.7 billion people, 90 percent of whom “live at the economic base of the pyramid,” Essilor stated in a press release. It costs the global economy $272 billion in lost productivity each year.

Photo courtesy of Danor Shtruzman.

Source: INVISION (link opens in a new window)

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Health Care
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global development, global health, health care