Most people experience at least one eye condition in their lifetime, and with the right eye care most conditions are easily treatable.
But for at least 1 billion people around the world, life isn’t so simple. They have some form of vision impairment or sight loss that could’ve been prevented (or that, is yet to be treated) – simply because they couldn’t access or afford eye care.
There are many barriers that prevent people from accessing eye treatment, including availability, accessibility, affordability, and acceptability of such services. Factors like gender, socioeconomic status, and perceived cost of eye care can prevent patients from accessing services too. In some settings, women aren’t given the same access to eye care as men.
By creating specialist eye hospitals in hard to reach places, Al Basar is bringing sight back to thousands of people – one eye at a time.