European Forum Against Blindness (EFAB)
The European Forum Against Blindness (EFAB) is an independent, multi-stakeholder advocacy platform, and is composed of the European Men’s Health Forum (EMHF), the European Council of Optometry and Optics (ECOO), the AMD Alliance International and the International Diabetes Federation European Region (IDF Europe). The group acts as a platform to bring together key stakeholders to increase awareness of eye diseases which can lead to vision loss and promotes prevention, timely diagnosis and accurate care. The platform is supported by Novartis and Alcon as a service to medicine and patients.
Visit the website of EFAB: www.efabeu.org/
European Coalition for Vision (ECV)
The European Coalition for Vision is an alliance of professional bodies, patient groups, European NGOs, disabled people’s organisations, trade associations representing suppliers and research groups. The ECV exists to raise the profile of eye health and vision, help prevent avoidable visual impairment, and secure an equal and inclusive society for those with irreversible blindness or low vision in Europe. To learn more about the ECV, please visit the website: www.ecvision.eu
ECOO is a founding member of the ECV and takes an active role in supporting its work.
World Sight Day 2014
On the occasion of World Sight Day 2014, EFAB and the ECV organised a dinner event with Members of the European Parliament on addressing the challenge of preventable blindness. ECOO professionals were also present in the European Parliament with an information stand offering digital retina photography and providing information about vision and eye health.
The press release on the cost of blindness can be viewed here.
The ECV press release is available here.
- Statement on Damaging Effects of Smoking on Eye Health (pdf) – 11 December 2013
World Sight Day 2013
On the occasion of World Sight Day 2013, the European Forum Against Blindness (EFAB) organised a two-day information stand and dinner debate in the European Parliament to raise awareness about eye diseases and the importance of having regular eye checks to prevent blindness.
A new Pan European health economic study has been presented
View activities at our stand during World Sight Day 2012