Cataract blind people are blind because they are poor, and they are poor because they are blind.
Access to quality eye care is one of the most effective and cost-efficient ways to reverse the cycle of poverty. When sight is restored to someone who is blind, it doesn’t just transform the life of that individual. It has a ripple effect, strengthening his/her family and community. People can go back to work to support their families; children can go to school. The whole community benefits.