Comm Eye Health Vol. 22 No. 70 2009. Published online 01 June, 2009

Gender and eye health

A female eye care worker (right) supports mothers in the Mumbai community where she lives. INDIA © Shilpa Vinod Bhatte
A female eye care worker (right) supports mothers in the Mumbai community where she lives. INDIA © Shilpa Vinod Bhatte

There is increasing evidence that women are affected by blindness and visual impairment to a much greater degree than men. Ensuring that our eye care programmes address gender inequalities will enable all people – men as well as women, boys as well as girls – to receive the best we have to offer.

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