The world will spend an average of £6,300 on vision care in 2020, according to the World Health Organisation, as demand for vision care is growing.
The report shows that the cost of care is falling, despite falling global incomes, and the number of people with eye conditions is on the rise.
The data shows that in 2020 there were 1.1 million people living with a visual impairment in the UK.
This is down from 1.4 million in 2020.
The number of eyes being treated at the NHS has increased by a third over the last five years, to 3.6 million.
According to the UK’s Department of Health, about 3.3 million people are estimated to have a vision impairment, and there are around 3 million in the country who are blind.
The figures show that, since the introduction of the EyeWatch data in 2019, the average cost of a standard eyeglass for a UK patient has dropped from £4,400 in 2019 to £2,800.
This has seen the average price of glasses dropped from a peak of £20,000 in 2014 to £13,000.
The average price for glasses for people with severe vision loss dropped from more than £2.3m in 2019/20 to less than £1,500.
The UK has seen a reduction in the number and severity of eye conditions since then.
The EyeWatch report also highlights a number of changes in the NHS since 2020, including: