Raising awareness on good vision for road safety
Office of the Executive Secretary
23 May 2023
31 May 2024
Part of Programme of Work
UN member States
Global road safety is a critical development issue that affects people of all ages, genders, and income levels. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 1.3 million people die each year due to road traffic crashes, and an additional 20-50 million people are injured or disabled as a result. A recent publication by the Lancet Global Health in low- and middle-income countries showed a higher occurrence (46%) of road traffic crashes among those with central acuity visual impairment. Improving vision for road users is critical to reducing the number of road crashes and improving global road safety. This can be achieved through various measures, including regular eye check-ups and corrective measures such as prescription glasses. The objective of this project is to raise awareness among the general public, mobility players and eye care professionals to recognize the vital role of good vision in road safety. The project will launch focused campaigns, organizing events, and advocacy. To kickstart this partnership, EssilorLuxottica will initiate a global campaign, "Action for Good Vision on the Road," which urges all eye care professionals to participate in spreading awareness about the urgent need for good vision in all lighting conditions.
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