Strengthening eye health systems across the Commonwealth

The Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium is a group of eye health organisations from several Commonwealth countries working together to deliver an exciting, integrated, five-year programme of fellowships, research and technology which aims, over the long-term, to strengthen eye health systems and quality of eye care throughout the Commonwealth.

Worldwide there are 285 million visually impaired people, of whom 39 million are blind. Yet 80% of blindness and visual impairment is curable or treatable. Good quality eye care is a scarce resource for millions of people across the globe, including in many Commonwealth countries.

A pioneering and innovative programme

Knowledge

Deepening understanding of avoidable blindness and approaches to tackling it, through research fellowships.

Tools

Development and roll out of technology such as Peek, the Portable Eye Examination Kit, which will help identify and diagnose eye problems in any setting using only a smartphone. Peek has the potential to bring about a revolution in affordable eye care.

About Us

The Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium is a group of highly respected eye health organisations and academic institutions which brings together a range of complementary skills and capacity to deliver an integrated five-year programme of fellowships, research and technology which will help strengthen eye health systems across the Commonwealth and provide quality care to all.

Find out more about CEHC and participating organisations.