Strictly for Sight 2015

On 17 October 2015 Orbis Ireland hosted a Strictly Come Dancing event at Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel in Killiney. Twenty eight brave, amateur dancers took to the stage... Read More »

Orbis 3D Christmas Bazaar

As Christmas is just around the corner, we are delighted to announce our first-ever “Orbis 3D Christmas Bazaar” to be held on December 12! All are welcome!  Read More »

Orbis celebrates 500mth dose of Zithromax given in the fight against blinding trachoma

16th November 2015 – Charities including Orbis, government departments and pharmaceutical company Pfizer, are today coming together to mark the 500mmth dose of Zithromax distributed to tackle the blinding eye infection, trachoma. Celebrations are taking place in Woliso, Ethiopia, to mark this amazing milestone. Read More »

Stepping Away from Darkness and Walking into the Light at Orbis UnionPay Moonwalkers 2015!

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Orbis UK Launches Government Backed Appeal for Children in Zambia

Blindness prevention charity, Orbis UK, has today launched ‘Vision for Zambia’, an appeal to tackle avoidable childhood blindness. From the 4th November to the 3rd February 2016, the UK government will be doubling all public donations as part of their UK Aid Match scheme, enabling Orbis to reach twice as many children.  Read More »

Orbis raises over $500,000 at New York City Gala

With over 200 people in attendance at the JW Marriott Essex House Hotel, Orbis honored FedEx and FlightSafety International, Inc.’s contributions to the organization. Read More »

Orbis “Darkness To Go Dinner”

“Where’s my knife?” “It’s a glass of……?” “Did I finish the dish?” These are some of the questions asked by diners during the event. By wearing a blindfold, the world of our guests turned into darkness and they experienced a dinner with an unprecedented feeling. On 25 September, 200 people assembled at Novotel Century Hong Kong Hotel for Orbis’s "Darkness To Go Dinner".  Read More »


On the occasion of World Sight Day, Orbis India brought out comics to both engage and communicate with children by lending a delightful twist to subjects such as refractive error and eye health and safety. Read More »

Share the gift of hope and sight every time you crunch into an Orbis cookies!

Orbis is delighted to invite you to indulge in our delicious new Orbis hand-made cookies while bringing hope in sight to the visually impaired across the globe. Read More »

HRH The Countess of Wessex celebrates World Sight Day in Qatar with Orbis UK

For World Sight Day HRH The Countess of Wessex visited Qatar with Orbis UK to highlight the need for funding global eye health programmes. Read More »

Orbis Raises Awareness for World Sight Day

In honor of World Sight Day, the annual day of awareness that focuses global attention on blindness and vision impairment, Orbis has launched a new video to share.  Read More »


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Euromoney raises £70,000 for sight saving work in Ethiopia

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC has contributed a further £70,000 towards eye health improvements in southern Ethiopia through a contribution from their Charity Committee and a series of fundraising auctions which took place over the summer.  Read More »

Spectacles in the spotlight on World Sight Day

October 8th is World Sight Day and with this year’s theme of ‘Eye Care for All’, South African non-profit organisation Orbis Africa is shedding light on the negative stigma surrounding wearing spectacles in developing countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. Read More »

Eye health documentaries launched on World Sight Day to combat blindness in Zambia

On 8 October 2015, World Sight Day, Orbis Africa launched Zambia’s first documentary films on eye health as its latest innovative tool to reduce preventable and treatable blindness and visual impairment on the continent. Read More »

Orbis uses World Sight Day 2015 to correct common misconceptions about presbyopia

As a truly global sight-saving pioneer, Orbis has urged Hongkongers to pay extra-close attention to eyecare issues at its 2015 World Sight Day campaign awards ceremony on October 8. Read More »

Orbis first programme partner for IAPB’s 10th General Assembly

IAPB’s 10th General Assembly (10GA) is the premier global event discussing public health issues related to blindness and visual impairment. Catering to every eye health professional – ophthalmologists, optometrists, other eye health professionals, development and public health experts, key opinion leaders, procurement specialists, CEOs, eye care equipment manufacturers – 10GA will be the biggest event in the eye health calendar in 2016.  Read More »

The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital Returns to Peru in 2015

September 22, 2015 - In collaboration with the Regional Health Management (GERESA) in La Libertad region, Orbis's Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) – the world's only accredited ophthalmic training hospital aboard a DC-10 aircraft – has returned to Trujillo, Peru for the fifth time to deliver a four-week regional ophthalmic training program.  Read More »

Orbis to Host Gala in New York City

Orbis’s Board of Directors is proud to announce the 2015 Orbis Gala honoring FedEx and FlightSafety International, Inc.’s contributions to the organization, to be held October 2015 in New York City. Read More »

Remember a Charity Week: Living Legends

As Robert Walters stands down from his role as Orbis UK chairman he reflects on the legacies we leave. Read More »

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