The purpose of these guidelines is to provide direction to those planning and implementing vision screening programmes as a part of eye health initiatives within the education sector.
Sightsavers’ eye health screening project in Pakistan is helping children see and learn all over the country. We listen to stories of some of the children we have helped.
Charity evaluator ImpactMatters awarded Sightsavers a five-star rating for cost-effectiveness – the highest score available.
Following simple steps can help decision-makers and donors to improve the system further, helping millions of people in need of eye care services in rural areas.
Before the Sightsavers eye health programme in the Sundarbans started, one in every 40 people over the age of 50 in the region was blind. Today, that number has dropped to one in 80.