Preventing Blindness

The Challenge

  • 80% of all blindness is preventable or treatable. In developing countries, there is a lack of primary eye care and education at the community level.

HKI Solution

  • As a member of VISION 2020, the Right to Sight, which aims to eradicate preventable blindness by 2020, HKI promotes the development of integrated systems of eye care which includes the identification and treatment of basic eye disorders and, as required, proper referral and management of more complex eye health needs.
  • Effective eye health education, vision screening, identifying visual disorders, and timely referral for further care are key elements of HKI’s primary eye care approach and play a vital role in all of HKI’s blindness prevention efforts.