The Problem

So whatís the issue? Not being able to see. Blindness is a problem where someone is partially sighted from a sever loss of vision. This is the seventh-largest health disability in the world. But why does that matter? In every single part of life, your sight is involved. And what happens when that is taken away? A person can no longer function in a way that is healthy to living. Blindness will hinder anyone from being able to do any normal activity that is involved in everyday life. This includes cooking, reading, eating, writing, sewing, dressing, even walking.

Visual problems also affect children, especially in school. If they have to strain to see, their involvement in the class, reading and writing skills, and comprehension are totally hindered. This can easily cause their progress to be severely limited, thus affecting their understanding and advancement in the future. There is also a risk of physical and social problems, having to do with isolation, which is caused by blindness. Being partially sighted can make it difficult to go out of the home, make new friends, and be in a place with a lot of people where they have the advantage of easy communication with the use of vision.

So why canít people just get their eyes fixed, like most other problems in the body? It all comes down to money in the end Ė too expensive. Especially for those who are in developing countries stuck in the poverty cycle, which has caused them to become blind. This involves 90% of the 284 million people that are visually impaired in the world.

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