Self-reported Visual Problems in Europe (EUROSTAT)

EUROSTAT aims 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.

The project comes with the support of the European Coalition for Vision (ECV). This is an alliance made up of professional bodies, patient groups, European NGOs, disabled people’s organisations and associations of health technology providers representing suppliers.

While these efforts have established estimates of the numbers of people affected by vision loss, we are unaware of the self-reported visual problems of European Union citizens.

The current research project will provide an analysis of the self-reported vision problems of European Union citizens for the first time replaced in the context of many other factors including demographic, socio-economic, health determinants and healthcare access factors.

Principal Investigator: Professor Rupert Bourne
Professor Shahina Pardhan
Professor Tunde Peto
Dr Julie-Ann Little
Professor Nicolas Leveziel