Vision Trust is registered non-profit organization. A union of like minded individuals working together to help eliminate blindness.

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Global Perspective

  • According to 2015 statistics, out of 7.3 Billion people, 253 Million are visually impaired.
  • 55 % of visually impaired are women.
  • 75 % of the Global Visual Impairment is curable,
  • 89 % of the Visually Impaired are in middle and low income countries.
  • 1.1 Billion people need reading glasses only.
  • Major Cause if Visual Impairment is Uncorrected Refractive Errors, correctable with prescription of suitable glasses.
  • Second most common cause of Visual Impairment is Cataract
  • UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)  # 1,3,4,5, 8, 10 & 17 have direct or indirect reference to the needs of the Visually Impaired. These SDGs needs to be addressed at Government as well as Non-Government levels.
  • UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) needs to be taken up at NGO level too to address the concerns and efforts be made for their inclusion in our community programs.
  • Unicef Convention on the Rights of Child addresses universal concerns and Vision Trust wants to make positive contributions in this regards too.

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Domestic scenario

  • Total Visual Impairment in Pakistan, both genders and all ages for 2020 is 11.21 %. iapb.org atlas for 2020.
  • This translates into 2.8 Million Visually Impaired.

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Vision

Making our world a better place for living, by eliminating curable visual impairment.

Mission

  • Creating and running a quality eye care facility to cater needs of those who may have barriers in  access for such care in general with particular focus on underprivileged without compromising the quality of services.
  • Create and run school eye health services, in early intervention program with a focus on screening for visual impairment in school going children.
  • Sensitising the community and mobilising opinion of general public about the needs of visually impaired and promoting inclusion of people with disabilities in line with UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD) and Convention on the Rights of Child (UNCRC).
  • Advocacy in these matters to promote legislation by Provincial and Federal governments in these regards, thus contribute our humble efforts toward achievement of the above mentioned vision.
  • Cooperate and explore avenues of mutually beneficial relationships with national and international initiatives identified to have similar goals.
  • Align our efforts with the global (UN & International Association for Prevention of Blindness) and Domestic initiatives (National Committee for Eye Health, Pakistan).

Our Partners

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