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Thanks for making so many impossible dreams come true!

Orbis sincerely thanks our individual and organization supporters in Macau for your generosity in 2014. Read More »

Blind in Bangladesh facing deadly flood

The impoverished ‘chars’ regions of Bangladesh will soon be underwater. For those who are blind in the region, the flood can be a death sentence. Read More »

YOUR GIFT WILL BE MATCHED!

Please make a 2014/15 tax-deductible contribution to Orbis now!  Read More »

Kunse Helps His Mother Through Surgery

Kunse, a 13 year old boy, was terrified at the thought of his mother's surgery. However he was consoled by the Orbis-trained eye care worker and supported his mother throughout. Now his mothers sight is restored...  Read More »

Aylito Gets her Sight Back

Ayito lived with the fear of losing her sight and not being able to take care of her family, until she received a simple, 20-minute sight saving surgery from an Orbis-trained eye care worker.  Read More »

Authors raise over £4,100 for Orbis through book sales

John F O’Connell and George Williams have generously raised over £4,100 for Orbis by donating the royalties from their book. Read More »

Women Working to Change Attitudes

Azeb recognises that being blind in a rural village in Ethiopia is extremely hard. She is dedicated to advising communities on the importance of good hygiene and sanitation in order to keep blindness at bay.  Read More »

Orbis Chairman Wins Trustee of the Year Honour at the Charity Staff and Volunteer Awards

On Thursday 5th March, Mr Robert Walters, consultant ophthalmologist and chairman of Orbis UK, was recognised for his dedication and contribution to the global fight against preventable blindness and named Trustee of the Year. Read More »

Irish Woman Shares her Eye Care Skills

Mairead has been volunteering for Orbis for over ten years, travelling with the Flying Eye Hospital or to remote areas with limited eye care, sharing her skills with local nurses...  Read More »

Asegedech Gets Her Future Back

Asegedech, a 13 year old girl, suffering with trachoma for two years until she was treated by Tsehay, a female nurse based in the nearest health centre in southern Ethiopia... Read More »

Orbis Raffle Lucky Draw Results

The Orbis Raffle lucky draw was held on March 9, 2015. All proceeds will go for operating expenses of Orbis’s sight saving work worldwide. Read More »

Pull a Plane and Save Sight!

The 2015 Plane Pull for Sight is landing May 23rd in Toronto and June 28th in Vancouver. Fifty teams will have the chance to pull a 757 cargo plane across the tarmac in record time. Read More »

International Women’s Day: Empowering Women Through Eye Health

March 8, 2015 marks International Women’s Day, join us in celebrating all of the women—and all the generations of women to come—who transform their communities, families and own lives through quality eye health.  Read More »

Theresa’s Story: A Heartwarming Follow-up

February 13, 2015 - Theresa recently returned to Kitwe Eye Hospital, where an Orbis-trained surgeon operated on her left eye. Now 15 years old, she is continuing her studies and has dreams of being a lawyer. Read More »

Orbis Raffle 2015

Why not share your happiness and health with the needlessly sightless children worldwide by supporting our annual Orbis Raffle 2015? Read More »

OMEGA Premieres Orbis Documentary Starring Cindy Crawford

OMEGA hosted an event at the New York Historical Society on Thursday, Feb. 5 to celebrate the premiere of “The Hospital in the Sky,” a documentary about Orbis’s Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) starring longtime OMEGA brand ambassador Cindy Crawford. Read More »

Why thousands of children are at risk of going blind

Thousands of children could be left permanently blind from an easily treatable condition if they are not reached in time.  Read More »

The Health Development Army volunteer making a difference

How a mother of four in Ethiopia is leading the way in transforming the lives of her rural community... Read More »

The man behind the plane

Dr Gomaa is the Medical Director for the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, and we thought you might like to hear a little more about the man himself Read More »

Orbis Launches Pediatric Eye Health Project in Mongolia

February 3, 2015 - Orbis and partner organizations gathered in late 2014 to celebrate the launch of the new “Pediatric Vision Network”—an initiative which will establish a comprehensive network of vision care in rural Mongolia. Read More »

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