improving eye health worldwide
A truly international research and education centre focused on improving global eye health
The International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) works to improve vision and eye health worldwide, with a focus on low- and middle-income populations.
We are an academic centre and collaborative network of global eye health researchers and educators that work to deliver:
Research that translates impactfully into policy and practice
Education that equips and informs eye health leaders and personnel
Capacity Development that strengthens the workforce and catalyses system transformation
Knowledge Exchange providing a forum for sharing and debating ideas in global eye health
What we do
ICEH research covers many areas of eye health, contibuting to the evidence base for improved vision globally. From assessing the magnitude of problems, to implementing solutions, we are there all the way.
ICEH offer a range of courses, including a Master’s course in Public Health for Eye Care and a number of free, online courses. Since 1990 more than 30,000 people from over 190 countries have completed our courses.
The Community Eye Health Journal (CEHJ) is an essential resource for eyecare workers in lower and middle-income countries. It is a peer-reviewed, free-to-access in online and print, with nearly 60,000 copies distributed each year.
At ICEH we manage the VISION LINKS Programme, which aims to build long-term partnerships between eye care institutions in the UK and lower and middle-income countries. Over 30 LINKS have been established.
The Rapid Assessment of avoidable blindness (RAAB) is a rapid survey methodology developed at ICEH, and used to complete over 300 surveys of visual impairment and blindness to date internationally.
Peek Vision is a social enterprise that provides technological solutions to eyecare services in lower and middle-income countries. Their solutions allow services to design and optimise their programmes with the data they create.