A Little Bit More Than Sightseeing (Infographic)

Somewhere in the world, at this moment, a person begins to lose their sight. In developing countries around the globe hunger, war, lack of proper medical attention, even natural catastrophe take a far greater toll in human suffering than in developed countries. But a more obscure malady plagues much of the 3rd world, the lack of proper vision care.

With all the need areas suggested above, the fact that tens of millions do not get proper eye care is — basically a matter of prioritization. Not so many consider what it takes to help people maintain the gift of clear sight. The infographic shows clearly how eyeglasses and even the most basic vision offerings simply do not make it to many.

Infographic courtesy of MezzmerEyeglasses

The statistics above are really quite shocking. The most basic eye care services we take for granted are sometimes the very last thing on the agenda for all but a few organizations that offer help. The next time you look at a beautiful picture of some remote destination, just imagine someone living there who never gets to see their own wonderland called home.

About the author
Phil Butler is editor-in-chief of Everything PR News, and senior partner at Pamil Visions PR. CEO of Argophilia the online travel development, and Co-Editor of Argophilia Travel News, Phil now enjoys engaging the world’s travel sector with the vigor of a tech guru. He’s a widely cited authority on beta startups, search engines and on public relations issues, and he has covered tech news since 2004.

Phil covered tech startups in the past for ReadWriteWeb, Mashable, Profy, SitePoint, Search Engine Journal, and AltSearchEngines, among the many other tech oulets. Phil enjoys a candid and warm relationship with many of the world’s most sought after experts in technology.