VISION 2020: Past, Present and Future
Over the past nearly two decades since the launch of the Global VISION 2020: The Right to Sight programme, the efforts to control blindness and visual impairment have yielded notable success.
While much progress was made during the past two decades, a lot more is still to be done to achieve the aspiration of equitable eye health to all.
Many countries in the world are in active discussion about providing universal health coverage to their people, and efforts should be made to get universal eye health as part of such a development. The formation of a Vision Loss Expert Group led to a systematic review of both published and unpublished data on the prevalence and causes of vision impairment over a 30-year period from 1990 to 2012 covering all people aged 50 years and above. As per this, several factors came to light.