Ensuring Children have Access to Eye Care
The World Bank published a report in December revealing that eye health is crucial in providing children with an inclusive education and is a relatively affordable way to shape a child’s ability to thrive and reach their full potential. 25-percent of children already wear or need will glasses to aid their vision by the time they enter kindergarten, but for many families providing this eye care is impossible.
Clearly is taking its campaign to the 2020 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in June to encourage all countries to implement primary eye care in schools.
The campaign is also anticipating a resolution on eye care at both the World Health Assembly and the UN General Assembly this year.