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 »

Comedy writing duo to raise funds for Orbis

On the 13th September, Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran - one of Britain’s leading comedy writing duos will be undertaking a very special afternoon of entertainment at London’s Leicester Square Theatre, which will see funds raised in aid of Orbis and Crisis at Christmas.  Read More »

Action for Sight 2015:Ensure Eye Problems Have Nowhere to Hide

To raise public awareness, Orbis Macau arranges an annual fundraising campaign named ‘Action for Sight’ to select one ‘ACTION’ each year to either change a bad habit or nurture a good one in our daily lives in favor of eye health. At the same time, Orbis also calls for participants’ action in helping people in the developing countries who are suffering from more serious eye diseases.  Read More »

Future Leaders in Eye Health lauded in Kenya

The eye health fraternity in Africa paid homage to the winner of the coveted Future Leader in Eye Health Research Award at the 2015 Annual Scientific Congress in Naivasha Kenya on 27 August 2015. Read More »

Orbis Student Ambassador Campaign 2015-16 Open for Enrolment Now!

Orbis now launches the 17th Orbis Student Ambassador Campaign (SAC). The campaign aims at not only deepening students’ understandings on global blindness issue and Orbis’s work, but also cultivating their quality in becoming Global Citizens in the future. Read More »

My time in Ghana

Dr Lawrence Azavedo is a consultant anaesthetist at The Royal Preston Hospital and has been a volunteer with Orbis since 2006, embarking on 10 Flying Eye Hospital assignments over the past nine years. Here he shares his experience. Read More »

Orbis to exhibit and host symposium at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

From the 5th – 7th September, Orbis will be exhibiting at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) annual conference.In addition to hosting a symposium on the benefits of collaboration to tackle preventable blindness, we will be exhibiting and discussing the support we have received from the Society.  Read More »

Muntare and her Neighbours

Even though Muntare is very popular within her community, for some time she had been leading a lonely and isolated life... Read More »

Unleash your dark instincts across a new route at Orbis UnionPay International Moonwalkers 2015

In preparing for our 10th annual Moonwalkers night walkathon, we’ve joined forces with sponsor UnionPay International to awaken your darker instinct and light up our world with hope for the needlessly blind!  Read More »

Back in school and back on the field

When David turned two his parents took him to a traditional healer. The healer made incisions in his eyes and placed a variety of herbs in the wounds. His condition worsened... Read More »

Have your say

Let us know what Orbis means to you, what we are doing well, or what we could do better. Read More »

Ethiopia Trachoma Report

Orbis is tasked with working to eliminate blinding trachoma in Ethiopia by 2020. This is where we've got to since the year 2000. Read More »

PBS Visits Flying Eye Hospital Program in Vietnam

PBS has featured Orbis on PBS NewsHour and PBS Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, after special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro had the opportunity to join the Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) program in Vietnam in May 2015. Read More »

UK Annual Report and Financial Statements 2014

The Annual Report provides a comprehensive overview of the impact of the our work Read More »

Nicholas King glasses supporting Orbis

Designer Nicholas King has teamed up with eyewear brand London Retro to produce a range of glasses and sunglasses to support Orbis. Read More »

Orbis shortlisted for two Third Sector Excellence awards!

Orbis is delighted to have been chosen as a finalist in two categories in this year’s Third Sector Excellence Awards: Charity Partnership of the Year and Fundraising Team of the Year 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 »

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