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Seeing is Believing is Standard Chartered’s global initiative to tackle avoidable blindness and visual impairment. Launched in 2003, Seeing is Believing is a collaboration between the Bank, The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and leading eye health organisations.
There are an estimated 39 million blind people in the world and a further 246 million who suffer from moderate or severe visual impairment. 80% of blindness and visual impairment is preventable or treatable.
Starting as a staff-driven initiative, Seeing is Believing has grown into a comprehensive international campaign that gains support from not only our employees, but also clients, business partners and the wider community.
Avoidable blindness, a key health issue across the Bank’s footprint, diminishes the quality of life of individuals and negatively impacts economic growth. By providing access to affordable and quality eye health, Seeing is Believing indirectly promotes people’s access to improving their livelihood.
For more information on Seeing is Believing, please visit www.seeingisbelieving.org
 Avoidable blindness is preventable or treatable forms of blindness. 80% of blindness and visual impairment is avoidable.