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Almost everyone will need access to eyecare services during their lifetime
Everyone will lose their ability to focus on near objects as they age. This can be easily treated with a pair of reading glasses.
All categories of vision loss are set to grow:
In many regions, the scale and approach of existing service delivery are insufficient to meet current population needs, let alone the projected increases in vision loss by 2050.
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Almost everyone will need access to eyecare services during their lifetime. At least 3 billion people need on-going access to services to optimise their vision and ability to function in society.
Key definitions, ‘Projections’ and ‘Maintaining Healthy Vision’: Graham Coates, Volunteer for Vision Aid Overseas and Nepal eyecare trip, Eye chart image: David Travis, ‘Near vision’ image: Anurag Kumar