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Man using a smartphone to test the RAAB7 eye health survey

To plan and evaluate effective and impactful eye health services it is vital to understand the needs of a population. The Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB) is a population-based eye health survey that drives action to prevent avoidable vision loss through the collection and interpretation of high-quality data.

Delivered digitally, RAAB7 is the new generation of RAAB survey. Powered by Peek technology, it enables faster, more accurate collection and analysis of secure, high-quality eye health data relevant to current eye health priorities. RAAB7 replaces its predecessor (RAAB6) and its new and updated features provide enhanced functionality and greater efficiencies across multiple stages of the survey. 

RAAB7 has been developed as a collaboration between the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Peek, in consultation with a steering group made up of representatives from the global eye health sector. 

RAAB surveys can be used to inform a wide range of eye health programmes and activities. Peek is working with several organisations to conduct RAAB surveys which will provide baseline data for a Peek-powered community eye health programme

RAAB7 digitises and streamlines the survey process to save users time and resources. It enables them to collect the highest-quality data possible.

  • Mobile app with in-built validation checks for high-quality data collection
  • Integrated Peek Acuity app which has been clinically-validated to measure visual acuity
  • Web platform with live data visibility to enable real-time survey monitoring
  • Data collection on a broader range of priority eye health and disability indicators, including data to calculate both effective Cataract Surgical Coverage and effective Refractive Error Coverage
  • Custom reports and templates to help users easily interpret their data

Key features

More information on RAAB7’s features and benefits is available on the RAAB website, including a full comparison of its enhanced features compared to RAAB6. The website also collates all available RAAB survey data for the benefit of the global eye health community. For further enquiries about RAAB7, contact [email protected].

36 million people worldwide are blind.  Four in five of them could keep their sight with simple surgery or treatment.  Millions more can't see clearly, yet need no more than a simple pair of glasses.  We won't stop until everyone has been linked to the treatment and services they need.