The Population of Blind People
in the World!

October 25, 2021
The population of blind people in the world

Visually impairment is defined as a congenital or subsequent loss of vision. Blind and visually impaired individuals make up a significant majority of the world's population.

It can be said that being aware of obstacles is the first step to start overcoming obstacles. For this reason, we must obtain accurate information; we must know how much the population of visually impaired people are around us and in the world, and act with awareness of this.

How many visually impaired people are there in the world? What percentage of the visually impaired population can be treated? How many of them are from birth and permanent?

According to a report by the World Health Organization, there are currently 284 million people in the world who are visually impaired, and 39 million people are blind. It is possible to say that 60% of the blindness in the world can be cured, and 20% can be prevented.

Let's answer these questions about how the population of the 39 million blind people is distributed according to their age range and which age range of blindness is more common.

Looking at the age range, it can be said that 60% of the visually impaired are aged 65 and over, and there are 19 million visually impaired children.

Recent Research draws attention to the presence of visually impaired individuals. It can be one of the important steps in creating a solution to obstacles. Not being insensitive to the environment and disabled people, being aware of their existence, and acting accordingly can change many things in our world.

Author: Beyza Koyuncular / BlindLook Team