The World Report on Vision seeks to generate greater awareness and increased political will and investment to strengthen eye care globally. The report sets out concrete proposals to address significant challenges in delivering eye care. Its key proposal is to integrate and scale up ‘people-centred eye care’, embedded in health systems and based on strong primary health care.
For the first time, the World Report on Vision begins to capture the global need – including the backlog of people who have yet to be helped, those whose needs have been met, for instance with glasses and contact lenses, and those who still need to interact with the health system and could benefit from rehabilitation.
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).