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Alan Whicker leaves a Legacy

Orbis is honoured to have received a legacy from Alan Whicker, the popular journalist and presenter of ‘Whicker’s World’ who died last year. Read More »

2014 Orbis Storytelling Contest - Share love and vision

Orbis Storytelling Contest was held again this year and continued inviting parent-child pairs to recite stories of how Orbis had transformed the lives of blind children in real life.  Read More »

In the Realm of Genghis Khan

On this program, I found myself in the realm of the greatest Mongolian, Genghis Khan, who overcame great odds and obstacles... Read More »

Orbis Mid-Autumn Street Fundraiser

Join our Mid-Autumn Fundraiser and share the vision and happiness! Read More »

Orbis Launches Vision for Ethiopia Appeal

A special appeal to help eliminate avoidable blindness in Ethiopia, which has one of the highest rates of vision loss in the world. Read More »

Blackout Dinner

Like to see how blind people feel at meal times? Then prepare to surround yourself with pitch-black darkness and try to savor the flavor of every mouthful of food at our “World Sight Day Blackout Dinner”! Read More »

Action for Sight 2014: Healthy Eating Habits

"Action for Sight 2014" respectfully urges everyone to try and maintain a balanced, nutritious diet. See the tips we prepare for you! Read More »

Action for Sight 2014: A smarter diet for healthier eyes

Together let’s eat better, to maintain good eye health and save others’ sight! Read More »

Orbis UK publishes Annual Report and Financial Statements

The report can be read and downloaded from the Orbis UK website and is also available in large print. written in-house and designed by agency Shoot the Moon, provides a comprehensive overview of the global sight saving work funded in 2013 by Orbis UK. Read More »

Orbis 2014 Global Annual Report

August 11, 2014 - We are pleased to share the 2014 Global Annual Report showcasing our latest accomplishments and financials worldwide.  Read More »

Orbis and IPOSC Join Forces for Cybersight Relaunch

August 8, 2014 - Orbis and IPOSC are joining forces to utilize Cybersight to provide quality child eye care by strengthening the skills and knowledge of pediatric practitioners around the world. Read More »

Poverty and Eye Health Review Published

August 6, 2014 - In partnership with the Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI) and African Vision Research Institute (AVRI) Orbis has published the Poverty and Eye Health literature review in the latest issue of Health (Vol.6 No.14 2014) a publication of Scientific Research Publishing, one of the largest open access journal publishers.  Read More »

Orbis :CHOCOOLATE Moonwalkers 2014 Light up the dark Light up their world

Our annual Moonwalkers fundraiser is once again calling for hot-footed Orbis donors to step out in style!  Read More »

Sneak Peek at the FEH Program in Mongolia

August 1, 2014 - The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) is visiting Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia for the seventh time to conduct an intensive and comprehensive training and skills exchange program aimed at strengthening ophthalmic services in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.  Read More »

Astonished in Mongolia: A journey through the Flying Eye Hospital

The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) is one of our proudest achievements. On the outside the DC-10 looks like a typical passenger aeroplane, but inside it's anything but!  Read More »

Screening Day in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

July 24, 2014 - Orbis’s FEH visit to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia brought mothers and children together for pediatric cataract, strabismus and oculoplastic screenings.  Read More »

Duncan’s Passion for Eye Health

Duncan was working as a district data officer in Zambia when he chose to train to be a nursing officer, hoping to work more closely with people and make an impact on their lives.  Read More »

Mysterious Mongolia

For most people Mongolia still a place of mystery. The responses I've had when mentioning I'd be travelling here for work have ranged from 'wow you're so lucky' to 'where exactly is it again?' and even 'I didn't realise Mongolia was a real place'! What's apparent is that not many people know an awful lot about this vast country. Read More »

Orbis Launches Seventh Flying Eye Hospital Program in Mongolia

NEW YORK, NY, July 30, 2014 – The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) is visiting Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia for the seventh time to conduct an intensive and comprehensive training and skills exchange program aimed at strengthening ophthalmic services in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.  Read More »

Can we make a difference?

Sometimes as both fundraisers and donors alike, we get those days where we think, am I actually even making a difference?  Read More »

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