About AEC An introduction

Welcome to AEC, a Dutch medical organization founded on 19 July 1999 in Amstelveen, the Netherlands, with the objective of preventing and treating blindness in Asia.

In many, often poverty-stricken Asian countries, blindness leads to a humanitarian as well as socio-economic catastrophy: it is estimated that at this moment, Asia has about 16 million blind persons, which number will have doubled in 2020. AEC believes, and knows from experience, that controlling blindness through optimum care and education contributes to raise the level of welfare and development of the people. On this website, you can read how you can help us in our struggle against this problem.