People with disabilities constitute the world’s largest minority group. As such, this ‘guide’ is a very important resource for all people working in eye health. It addresses the specific steps needed to ensure people with disabilities have equal access to eye health programs, and also the need to ensure that those with permanent vision loss access wider opportunities.
This guide seeks to address two important questions facing all eye care personnel, namely:
How to make eye care services accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities.
How to assist people with permanent vision loss whose sight cannot be restored.
The Guide outlines strategies and approaches proposed by WHO that provide practical, step-by-step support to Member States in the planning and implementation of integrated people-centred eye care (IPEC).