Want to tackle poverty? Start with blindness

Want to tackle poverty? Start with blindness

One of the underreported tragedies of our time is that nearly 90% of the world’s blind live in low-income countries where poverty and blindness perpetuate in a descending cycle.

Blindness has been proven to be both a cause and an effect of extreme poverty. Blind people in developing countries are sometimes discriminated against due to their blindness, thus finding a decent paying job is scarce to come by. Then on the other side of the coin, people that live in poverty are often unable to access healthcare and in particular eye care, so problems with their sight deteriorate and can lead to far larger problems.

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