what does lack of access look like?
Lack of access can manifest in a number of ways. Children often don’t realize that they have a vision problem, and without a proper screening, many go undiagnosed. For others the eye care center may be too far or expensive. At OneSight, we define lack of access as:
lack of physical access
Lucila lives in the Amazonas region of Brazil and has to travel
24 hours by boat each way to reach the nearest optometrist.
lack of awareness
Adan thought that his blurry vision was the way everyone’s eyes worked,
and it caused a lot of problems for him in school.
LACK OF AFFORDABILITY
56% of children in Puerto Rico live below the poverty line, while a whopping 84% are living in high poverty areas. In Lota, Chile, the average monthly income is $250, making it often impossible for residents to afford vision care.
WHAT DOES TOTAL ACCESS LOOK LIKE?
Just 6 years ago, The Gambia had only 1 optometrist to serve its 2 million people. Now, with 7 vision care centers and 1 manufacturing lab, the ENTIRE COUNTRY has access quality vision care. That means that every single Gambian now has the opportunity to earn more, live better and see a brighter future.
in bringing awareness to the 1 in 7 that can’t see clearly
and don’t have access to vision care. Let’s create a world where lack of access is no longer a barrier to human potential. During 7 days of sight, help bring awareness to the global vision care gap: