Skip main navigation

VISION 2020: The Right to Sight

An introduction to VISION 2020, the global initiative to end avoidable blindness.

In the mid 1990s it was projected that the magnitude of global blindness would double, from 38 million in 1990 to 76 million by 2020. This projection was based on service levels available at the time and the anticipated population growth and ageing across the world. It highlighted that immediate action was required.

In this step we look at how programmes have been implemented in order to address the growing burden of visual impairment and introduce VISION 2020: The Right to Sight, the global initiative to end avoidable blindness.

This article is from the free online

Global Blindness: Planning and Managing Eye Care Services

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Reach your personal and professional goals

Unlock access to hundreds of expert online courses and degrees from top universities and educators to gain accredited qualifications and professional CV-building certificates.

Join over 18 million learners to launch, switch or build upon your career, all at your own pace, across a wide range of topic areas.

Start Learning now