European Coalition for Vision (ECV) – better eye health for Europe
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
The ECV, which ECOO belongs to, calls, in its European Parliament Elections Manifesto 2014, on policy makers to tackle the challenges in the field of eye care.