In 2020 in Ghana, there were an estimated 3.2 million people with vision loss. Of these, 100,000 people were blind. Source: IAPB
Know your health care professionals.
Allied ophthalmic personnel
Typically, allied ophthalmic personnel comprise opticians, ophthalmic nurses, orthoptists, ophthalmic and optometric assistants, ophthalmic and optometric technicians, vision therapists, ocularists, ophthalmic photographer/ imagers, and ophthalmic administrators.
Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who have been trained in ophthalmic medicine and/or surgery and who evaluate and treat diseases of the eye.
Optometrists are the primary healthcare practitioners of the eye and visual system who provide comprehensive eye and vision care, which includes refraction and dispensing, detection/diagnosis and management of disease in the eye, and the rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system.