About the Commission
Eye health affects nearly everyone at some point in our lives. Worldwide, there are currently 1.1 billion people living with vision impairment, and hundreds of millions more have ongoing eye care needs.
Yet there are existing, highly cost-effective treatments for more than 90% of people living with impaired vision, meaning they are suffering needlessly. This has a wide social and economic impact globally, particularly in low and middle-income countries.
This report builds on the worldwide initiative for the elimination of avoidable blindness, “VISION 2020: The Right to Sight”, the publication of WHO’s World Report on Vision (2019) and the 73rd World Health Assembly resolution on integrated people-centred eye care (2020).