At least 75% of the blindness cases in India are avoidable, of which nearly 63% are due to cataract in India.
50% of various types of childhood blindness in India is preventable or treatable. Awareness related to Childhood blindness and visual loss is important because of its impact on the child’s development, education, future work, opportunities & quality of life.
It is a obvious fact that people with visual impairment have lesser opportunities in terms of Employment.
Blindness can lead to loss of productivity, breakdown of interpersonal elationships, depressive manifestations, loss of self esteem and most people tend to lead an isolated life.