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Founded in 1975, IAPB is the premier eye health body which brings together a unique network of members and membership bodies from across the world.

At IAPB, we believe in a world in which no one is needlessly visually impaired, where everyone has access to the best possible standard of eye health; and where those with irreparable vision loss achieve their full potential.

Our key priorities are:

  • Global advocacy: Our objective will be to raise the profile of eye care with key international institutions, so it receives the attention and resources needed to achieve universal access to eye health.
  • Connecting knowledge: Underpinning our activities is our role in providing authoritative data and information and enabling access to up-to-date knowledge, information and practice.
  • Encourage everyone to Love Your Eyes: Leading global campaigns using existing days like World Sight Day to educate the public, governments, and world leaders to help raise the profile of eye health. Working with our global membership to make sure eye health receives the global political, health and development focus it needs and deserves.
  • Strengthening the network: We will support active partnership building both between members and with other key sectors to tackle the barriers to delivering eye care for all.
  • Providing services: We will aim to provide high-quality, economically viable services which add value to members.

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Banner image: Terry Cooper