National Programme for Prevention of Avoidable Blindness in Sri Lanka; A Collaborative Programme of Ministry of Health and               College of Ophthalmologists.

    VISION 2020 is the global initiative for the elimination of         avoidable blindness, launched jointly by the World Health         Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for the         Prevention of Blindness (IAPB

    To eliminate the main causes of avoidable blindness by the year 2020 by facilitating the,
Development and
Implementation of
    Sustainable national eye care programmes based on three core strategies of 
Disease control,
Human resource development and
Infrastructure and technology,
     incorporating the principles of primary health care.
This will be achieved by mobilizing the will and passion for action through advocacy and by mobilizing resources.

    A world in which no one is needlessly blind and where those with unavoidable vision loss can achieve their full potential.


  • Increase awareness about eye diseases, treatment, follow up etc.
  • Advocate for and secure the necessary resources 
  • Facilitate the planning, development and implementation