What is Visual Impairment?

Visual Impairment = Low Vision + Blindness

Low vision taken together with blindness represents all visual impairment. Moderate visual impairment combined with severe visual impairment is grouped under the term “low vision”. 

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magnitude of the problem

The top 3 causes of visual impairment are refractive errors, cataracts and glaucoma.  Learn more about the leading causes of visual impairment below.

Trachoma

Cataract

Glaucoma

Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)

Strabismus