There are 285 million people in the world who are visually impaired, 39 million of which are blind. Eighty percent of the world’s visually impaired suffer from conditions that are avoidable or curable but go untreated due to lack of access to quality eye care.
With a problem of this magnitude, the critical need is for capacity building. Through innovative programs and partnerships, ORBIS brings the world into focus by offering partner institutions the tools and resources they need to meet long-term success. The ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital, Cyber-Sight®, long-term country programs, hospital-based programs and fellowships are all part of ORBIS’s vision to eliminate avoidable blindness.
Our Approach to Capacity Building
Our programs are designed to work in partnership with local communities and institutions to build eye health infrastructure, train staff and provide resources to create sustainable, quality eye care. We stand committed to tackling avoidable blindness by focusing on capacity building through our long-term country programs, the Flying Eye Hospital, Cyber-Sight®, hospital-based programs and fellowships.
You can help
With your support, ORBIS can continue its capacity building efforts in developing countries around the world. Through a single contribution, you can help ensure that improvements to a region's eye care infrastructure have a lasting impact. Please give generously. Your contribution means so much to those in need.