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Sunglasses are a vital part of the recovery process, but unfortunately they remain a luxury many families cannot afford. Read More »

Orbis Red Pocket Charity Sale 2015

It’s time to help make CNY even more meaningful by supporting our annual Red Pocket Charity Sale! Read More »

Make Vision a Reality This Giving Season

Give back this holiday season by helping Orbis’s vision of sustainable eye care for all become a reality.  Read More »

The Great Ethiopian Run 2014

By: Ben Dirs. “How on earth did we get here?!” I guarantee you’ll have this thought at least once. As you’re pounding the streets of rickety Addis Ababa... Read More »

Orbis Flying Eye Hospital Earns AAAASFI Accreditation

December 5, 2014 - Orbis has demonstrated its commitment to patient safety by gaining accreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities International (AAAASFI) for its Flying Eye Hospital (FEH).  Read More »

#GivingTuesday: Asegedech’s Story

December 2nd is #GivingTuesday, a day to reflect on how we can be part of a change in the lives of others. Asegedech needed help, and thanks to generous donors, she received it. 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 »

Collaboration is Key to Success for Mongolian Trainee Doctor

November 24, 2014 - Dr. Shirchinjav returns to the FEH to work side by side with Volunteer Faculty surgeon during an ophthalmic skills exchange program. Read More »

Volunteer nurse Ann-Marie wins Humanitarian Relief Award

Ann Marie Ablett has won the 2014 Humanitarian Relief Award through her work in 14 countries. Read More »

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 »

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 »

Give Back with Orbis on #GivingTuesday

December 2 is #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Individuals, families, and businesses around the world come together every year to celebrate generosity and give something more. 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 »

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