Future Eye Health Leaders in Africa lauded

The eye health fraternity in Africa paid homage to the winner of the coveted Future Eye Research Health Leader Award at the 2014 Annual Scientific congress in Livingstone Zambia on 20 November 2014. Dr Tesfaye Tadesse, a young Ophthalmologist from Ethiopia received the award for compiling the most outstanding resident abstract for the congress.  Read More »

Survey Shows a Lack of Knowledge About Global Eye Health

November 18, 2014 - An astounding 41% of people in the U.S. are not aware that most cases of visual impairment around the world can be prevented or treated according to a survey about global eye health conducted by Orbis.  Read More »

Get Smarter. Give Smarter.

Recently, we conducted a survey that revealed a major lack of knowledge about global eye health in the U.S. which presents a major opportunity for Orbis to help educate people about the issue of visual impairment and how you can help make real change.  Read More »

Orbis Raises Awareness of ROP on World Prematurity Day

November 17, 2014 - World Prematurity Day is internationally observed every November 17 to raise awareness of premature birth. Premature birth can have an impact on vision as Infants who are born prematurely have a higher risk of developing a potentially blinding eye disease called retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). Read More »

Thank you for supporting “Action for Sight 2014”

Thanks to your support, we have reached our fundraising target of "Action for Sight 2014" and raised over MOP1.03 million for Orbis's diabetic retinopathy programs. Read More »

Orbis Appoints Sotheby’s European Chairman Henry Wyndham as Ambassador

Henry became involved with Orbis after he was nearly blinded. As a result he was inspired to undertake an ambitious fundraising campaign for our work in Ethiopia. Read More »

Orbis Launches Eye Health Documentary in South Africa

November 11, 2014 - Orbis has partnered with nonprofit STEPS (Social Transformation and Empowerment Projects) to launch a short documentary as an innovative tool for initiating social change and pioneering eye health awareness in local South African communities.  Read More »

Volunteers and the Flying Eye Hospital Featured in BenHealth magazine

Read the article on the Flying Eye Hospital’s 2014 trip to Mongolia volunteer Dr Dan Neely. Read More »

Sandra Ng – 5 years on the road for the needlessly blind

Orbis “Sight Ambassador” Sandra Ng Kwun Yu acts as a role model by showing us that it is possible to be fearless of hardships when you have enough motivation in your heart. Read More »

Orbis UK launches first ever TV campaign

The ‘Direct Response’ ad (which asks viewers to directly respond by donating) features a voice over by actor Kevin Whately, known for his role as Lewis in ‘Inspector Morse’ and ‘Lewis’. Read More »

Over 10,000 participants light up the dark for Orbis :CHOCOOLATE Moonwalkers 2014

Light up the Dark, Light up the World! Orbis, proudly joined forces with :CHOCOOLATE for the first time ever, completed its 9th annual Moonwalkers Campaign with flying colors on the morning of Nov 2. Read More »

Orbis Advocates for Eye Health in Rural Ethiopia

November 4, 2014 - Orbis joins government officials and partners for an event in Ethiopia’s rural areas where the prevalence of the highly contagious—but completely preventable—trachoma disease is highest.  Read More »

Former President Ambassador for eye health in Sub Saharan Africa

As World Sight Month draws to a close eye health leaders celebrated the appointment of the new ICO (International Council of Ophthalmology) Ambassador for VISION 2020: Sub Saharan Africa.  Read More »

Orbis “Blackout Dinner” – Blackout for an eye opening experience

On 9 October 2014 “World Sight Day”, over 120 Orbis supporters sat down for dinner to experience simulated blindness, quickly followed by the difficulties of not seeing, and ultimately realizing the blessing of being able to actually see. Read More »

The MD-10: The Journey Continues

Take a look into the transformation process and discover how we’ve worked to meet major milestones: from completing the customized modules that will hold the hospital rooms inside the aircraft to making strides in the plane’s engineering and modification processes in California. Read More »

Orbis Volunteer chosen for British Medical Association project

Dr Gwyn Williams has been profiled by the British Medical Association for their ‘Real Doctors’ project aimed providing the public with a realistic account of life as a Doctor. Read More »

A Grandmother’s Vision

Angela lives in the small village of Kanyama, Zambia. Living 75 km from the nearest hospital, Angela suffered for over 10 months without seeking treatment as a result of her mature bilateral cataracts. Read More »

Volunteer takes to the radio to talk about Vision for Ethiopia

Orbis volunteer ophthalmologist and ambassador, took part in a radio day to spread the word about our Vision for Ethiopia appeal. Read More »

Orbis Study Makes Impact on Childhood Blindness Initiatives

October 14, 2014 - An academic paper published in October's Anthropology Southern Africa, with research spearheaded by Orbis Africa, reveals a series of obstacles that prevent children in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa from accessing vital medical intervention that could prevent childhood blindness. Read More »

Africa’s first eye health film to combat childhood blindness

Orbis Africa has launched a short documentary film on eye health which will be used as an innovative tool to initiate social change and pioneer awareness of eye disease at the community level. Read More »

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