The report by Lancet Commission is focused on maximizing vision, ocular health, and functional ability and thereby contributing towards overall health and well-being.
- Eye Health is essential to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals; vision needs to be reframed as a development issue.
- Eye health is an essential component of universal health coverage; it must be included in the planning, resourcing, and delivery of health care.
- Financial barriers to accessing eye care leave many people behind; eye health needs to be included in national health financial to pool the risk.
- Highly-cost effective vision-restoring interventions offer enormous potential to improve the economic outlook of individuals and nations; a major scale up of financial investment in eye health is required.
Source: The Lancet: Global Health Commission