On October 8th, the World Health Organization released the first World Vision Report, and more than 1 billion people worldwide lost their vision because they could not get the necessary medical or nursing services to solve problems such as myopia, hyperopia, glaucoma, and cataracts.
The report states that aging populations, lifestyle changes, and limited access to eye care are the main causes of the increasing number of visually impaired people, especially in low- and middle-income countries.
The Director General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tan Desai said, "65 million people's vision could have been corrected immediately through cataract surgery to avoid blindness or impaired vision. In addition, more than 800 million people have difficulty in daily activities because they do not have glasses Heavy. This is unacceptable. "
At least 2.2 billion people around the world are visually impaired or blind, of which at least 1 billion people have vision problems that could be prevented or remain to be resolved.
The report also states that all blind and severely impaired people who have no access to treatment, if they have access to rehabilitation services (such as using an optical magnifier, reading in Braille, using a smart phone pathfinder, and using a white cane to walk) , they can still live a self-sustaining life.
Some activities or daily chores may seem impossible to an individual living with a visual impairment, it's extremely hard to specify all the ways in which someone's life might be affected. Below are some valuable aids the visual impaired could potentially benefit from, these have been specifically designed to help and make life a lot easier whilst still allowing individuals their independence.
In many cases people with sight loss are looking for various sensory aid devices that can help to maintain their independence. For those with impaired vision, there are audio labelling systems, to help identify specific product around the house. For medication users we have two talking pill boxes and a number of large format devices such as big button telephones that are easy to see and use and great useful aid such as digital video magnifiers. Talking clocks and watches are also among the products that have been manufactured to be a beneficial as possible.
We have a wide range of great white walking sticks that are very useful and can play a part in aiding independence and make others aware of the person's loss of sight. Guide sticks are perfect for awareness but also for the individual's confidence.