Rahanuma Anjala

May 30, 2023

Correcting the eyesight of 2 million people

One in five people in Bangladesh suffer from presbyopia, a condition which makes seeing things difficult up close - and can heavily impact livelihood opportunities. BRAC, in partnership with VisionSpring, and a cadre of community health workers, took to communities in Bangladesh in 2006 with a radical idea of ‘demedicalising’ the treatment of presbyopia. Less than 20 years later, this has resulted in two million people in Bangladesh being able to see better.