CBM’s inclusive eye health programs consider the holistic needs of people with disabilities, including both their need for quality eye health services and social support.
Our work aims to reduce avoidable visual impairment and blindness and ensure those who are permanently vision impaired can access the most relevant support and opportunities to live life to their full potential.
Historically, vision impairment was understood to be a treatable medical problem or health condition. This meant that the majority of eye health programs focused on prevention and cure for various conditions, especially blinding diseases. We now know that vision impairment has more than just a physical impact, it can lead to social exclusion and inequality.